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Triathlon promotions

Arin Kumar
Saturday, May 24, 2014

MORE than 100 local athletes are expected to compete in the Fiji International Triathlon Festival 2014 this weekend.

The event will be held at the Sheraton Fiji Resort in partnership with Denarau Island Resort, Fiji Triathlon Association, Elite Energy, Tri Travel, Crest and Higgins.

Association president Andrew Pene said they wanted to use the event to promote the sport to high school students.

"We are expecting more than 100 local athletes to participate and are expecting a lot of school teams," he said.

"We want to promote the event in Fiji in that category (high school) because they (students) would be the future of this sport."

He said another reason why students should participate was that entry would be free for them.

"There will be athletes from Australia and New Zealand and Triathlon Fiji will be contributing more towards this year's event compared to the inaugural event last year."

The event starts today and concludes on Sunday.

First-timer to triathlon, Eliki Drugunalevu said he was expecting stiff competition.

"I will compete in the Sprint event where I will cycle for 20KM," he said.

"This is the first time I am taking part in this sport and even though I am nervous because there will be stiff competition but I am excited as well."





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