Cook Islands Triathlon Association president Roland Neururer said the annual competition was a unique event which had been very popular among the participants.
He said it came about after the men decided it was unfair that they did not get to show how tough they were, whereas the women competed each year in their special Women’s Triathlon.
“Thanks to Aroa Vegeland’s Steve Whitta, the concept was born and a men’s triathlon was put into the calendar,” Neururer said.
“It is a little bit different, with a 1200-metre stand-up paddle board, an 18-kilometre mountain bike course and a four-kilometre offroad run, giving men of all ages and fitness levels the chance to show off their power and spirit.”
Neururer said there would be great prizes at stake, with a special trophy alongside a prize for the overall individual winner.
“If you can’t do the entire thing yourself, grab a teammate or two and complete it as a team, with one doing one discipline of the course each.”
Entry fee to the event is $10 per person and interested participants can register on the day. Neururer is asking participants to be at the Tikioki Tri site at 1pm for registration and to get their set up.
“Get your gear on and come down for a great afternoon of sweat, fun and laughter.
It’s also fun to be a spectator ladies. Hash eskies will be there for afterwards too!”
- Rashneel Kumar