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Denarau Prepares For Large Numbers In June’s Triathlon

Denarau Prepares For Large Numbers In June’s Triathlon
The Fiji International Triathlon atheletes participating in the past year’s event.
February 21
09:36 2015

Denarau Island, in addition to its popularity with tourists, will be full of action and hub of activity come June this year.

This is as the island prepares to host the Fiji International Triathlon for the third consecutive year and for the first, host the Oceania Triathlon Union Continental Cup.

Event organiser Mark Stewart said: “We have confirmed that Denarau will host the first ever Oceania Triathlon Union Continental Cup in 2015.

“This is a confirmation of the trust and confidence in Denarau Island and Fiji to host an event of international significance to the Olympic Games selection events for the 2016 Rio games.”

Denarau Corporation Limited is the body corporate for Denarau Island and Destination Denarau, Denarau Island events and destination brand.

Denarau Corporation Limited corporate communications executive, Leanne Edwards, said they are fully supportive of the Fiji International Triathlon event being organised by 100% Events.

Ms Edwards said the inaugural Fiji International Triathlon began in 2013 and continues to grow into its third consecutive year with the event of 2015 being held from June 5 to 7.

“The event no doubt benefits the island of Denarau and the economy of the country,” she said.

“Since its inception in 2013, the event has grown from 150 participants to a forecasted 400 participants this year, with local participants anticipated to increase the numbers further.

“The event has become Fiji’s largest annual triathlon festival following the incorporation of the Oceania Triathlon Union Continental Cup this year after the International Triathlon Union sanctioned the Fiji event for the first time in 2014.”

 

 

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