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‘World’s Friendliest’ Race Starts Today

Over 250 participants from all over the world will join the ever-growing representation of local athletes at the 5th Fijian International Triathlon in coming days on Denarau Island which starts
08 Jun 2017 11:00
‘World’s Friendliest’ Race Starts Today
Participants at the2016 Fiji International Triathlon in Denarau. Photo: Fiji Triathlon

Over 250 participants from all over the world will join the ever-growing representation of local athletes at the 5th Fijian International Triathlon in coming days on Denarau Island which starts today.

The event which finishes on Sunday is being organised by the 100% Events from Australia.

The participants include those from Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Ireland, USA, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and French Polynesia.

The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa public relations, marketing & communications manager Ravesi Konrote said the Fiji International Triathlon has set the benchmark for destination triathlon events.

“Now dubbed the “World’s Friendliest Triathlon” Sheraton & Westin Resorts, Fiji have been part of the development of this world class multi-sport festival from concept inception through to the showpiece event it has become today,” Konrote said.

Attracting professional athletes like 11-time Ironman champion Cameron Brown through to families, the festival offers a variety of sports from Ocean Swims, Fun Runs training clinics and of course the triathlon events.

“The festival has become one of Fiji’s largest and most prestigious multi-sport events.

Participants at the 2016 Fiji International Triathlon. Photo: Fiji Triathlon

Participants at the 2016 Fiji International Triathlon. Photo: Fiji Triathlon

“In addition, these participants will travel with their partners, families and friends to support them, with a 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 Super Sprint Cup & The Sheraton Fiji Resort Sprint Triathlon.

A participant at Fiji International Triathlon last year. Photo: Fiji Triathlon

A participant at Fiji International Triathlon last year. Photo: Fiji Triathlon

The Westin Super Sprint Cup will be hotly contested by both international and local athletes and is a race that features some of Fiji’s most promising young athletes.

The Sheraton Fiji Resort Sprint Triathlon race attracts the biggest field of competitors across all the weekend’s events and includes a 750m open ocean swim, 20km bike and 5km run for 14 to 70+ year olds.

“There has been a great deal of camaraderie between visiting and local triathletes over the years for this event,” she added.

The event is supported by Fiji Triathlon Association, Sheraton Fiji, The Westin, Radisson Blu Fiji, Sofitel Fiji, Tourism Fiji, Higgins Fiji, Crest, Paradise beverages, Powerade, FIJI Water, Pacific Fitness, Sharma Music, Go Dirty Tours, Fiji One, Tri Travel, Mix FM, and Destination Denarau.

Edited by Osea Bola

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