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30 teams in tri

Saturday 20 February 2010 | Published in Regional

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Close to 30 triathlon teams are expected to compete in today’s Corporate Team Triathlon Challenge.

The annual event is always well attended and full of fun as supporters and rivals spur on their team mates or try to distract them from the job at hand.

And with two categories in this year’s events – it’s going to be busy on the roads around Titikaveka and Muri as athletes compete over a 200m swim, 8km cycle and 2km run course.

The first category is for teams of three athletes who can tackle the course as a traditional course completing the swim, cycle and run course before tagging their next team mate who will also complete all three disciplines.

The second category allows for teams of three athletes to complete just one of the three disciplines – so one athlete will do all the swimming, another will do all the cycling and the final will complete the run leg but not all at once – but rather in a tag team style effort.

The race will begin at 2pm on the dot and all competitors are asked to be a the Tikioki triathlon site by 1pm for briefing and making sure you are ready for the team triathlon challenge.

Everyone is invited to come along and support your team or even give it a go yourself.

Cyclists are asked to bring helmets and if you don’t have one, the Cook Islands Triathlon Association will have some available.

The final request from organisers is to come along with plenty of support and enthusiasm.

- Matariki Wilson