Three-day triathlon nationals in city

This will be the first national qualification event for the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games next year.

Published: 24th September 2021 03:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th September 2021 09:40 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI:  The Tamil Nadu Triathlon Association (TTA), under the aegis of Indian Triathlon Federation, is all set to host a triathlon event from September 24-26 at the Centre for Sports Science (CSS), Sri Ramachandra University campus here. This will be the first national qualification event for the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games next year.

While there are a total of six events to be conducted over the three days, including a para-triathlon event, the two main categories are the Asian Games qualification triathlon standard distance (1.5km swimming, 7km cycling, 10km running) and the CWG and Asian Games qualification triathlon mixed team relay (250m swimming, 7km cycling and 1.5km running).

TTA president N Ramachandran said: “We are glad to host this three-day triathlon event. I wish to thank the CSS profusely for their undivided support and look forward to this event.”         

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