Triathlon event in Nadi
25 May, 2016, 12:00 am
MORE than 250 international participants will take part at the 4th Fiji International Triathlon event to be held at Denarau Island from tomorrow to Sunday.
These international participants are from Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Ireland, USA, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, French Polynesia to name a few.
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Ravesi Konrote said in a press release yesterday the event continued to grow each year.
She said some participants had arrived while others were expected to be in the country today.
Konrote said this year they had received a record numbers of elite local and international triathletes are gearing up for what had become one of Fiji’s largest and most prestigious multi-sport events.
“It is set to be even bigger attracting over 250 participants from Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Ireland, USA, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, French Polynesia to name a few, as well as a strong representation of local athletes.”
“In addition these participants will travel with their partners, families and friends to support them, with an added bonus of a Fiji holiday and making a significant contribution towards our tourism industry and economy.”
“As one of the major sponsors, Sheraton & Westin Resorts Fiji has also secured two prestigious races out of the seven main race categories.
“The Westin 2016 Oceania Continental Sprint Cup & The Sheraton Fiji Resort Sprint Triathlon.
“The Westin 2016 Oceania Continental Sprint Cup includes an exciting 20km multi lap bike course, 5km run and 750m open ocean swim. To further heighten the excitement for both athletes and spectators there is a F$5,000 prize money up for grabs for the top five athletes.”
“In addition, the Westin Brand is playing an instrumental role in this year’s triathlon, contributing US$10,000 to confirm a Platinum Sponsorship Package.
The Sheraton Fiji Resort Sprint Triathlon race is open for 14 to over 70 year olds.
The race also includes 20km multi lap bike course, 5km run and 750m open ocean swim.