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The triathlon will return to Ibiza in 2014 As part of the Let's tri circuit, we interview David Thompson

With 15 years of experience in the world of triathlon, first as a triathlete and now as an organizer, David Thompson one of the most recognized people in the world of triathlon on the Balearic Island is possibly presented within the organization of sporting events.

After having organized events of the caliber of the International Marathon of Mallorca or the Ironman 70.3, for this 2014 you will bet on an ambitious circuit of 3 tests that will include among them a “more than expected” Half Distance test on the Island of IBIZA.

Sportsman, committed, dreamer and with innovative spirit, the triathlete and member of the company organizing sports events KUMULUS, has made a clear commitment to our sport in an area with great potential for hosting Triathlon events.

David, you have been linked to triathlon for a long time, from the popular, federative triathlete side, and now from the organizational side, what decided you to take the leap?

The thing really came out a little out of necessity since when I started practicing triathlon about 15 years ago there was almost no evidence and we started in an amateur way. After which an event company hired me (I guess we were doing well! J) and then I made the jump to start my own company with my partner / friend and also triathlete Pedro Andreu. To offer the best of you There is nothing better than working on what you like!

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What do you think it has been to organize an event having been a triathlete? Do you think it is important when understanding the needs of the athlete when it comes to knowing how to manage an event of this magnitude?

We believe it is essential to have the feeling as a triathlete to know what it needs and does not need in a test. And so also go bringing new things that can help this to enjoy if there is still more to the test

How did the idea of ​​creating the Let´s tri circuit come about?

The idea arose from the fact of being on some privileged islands in all aspects, both for beauty, hotel infrastructure, transport, air connections, etc ... It was necessary to create a local brand that was to transmit the best of the Balearic Islands to athletes from within and be able to offer a high quality product and with guarantees to triathletes coming from outside the islands.

What makes Let´s Tri different from other Triathlon events?

The concept of Let's Tri is that you can choose between different formats and dates the test you want to do in the Balearic Islands with the same quality format in all. For 2014 this quality standard has been limited to 3 tests:

  • Olympic Duathlon in March
  • Pollença Triathlon in September (1900 / 60km / 10km very demanding race circuit)
  • Triathlon MD Ibiza October ... Finally an MD test again in Ibiza !, an appointment that will start in 2013 on October 26 in Olympic Distance

Who is this circuit aimed at?

To all local, national and international triathletes who want to enjoy a good test and wonderful islands.

The international circuit LES´T TRI really will be a novelty for anyone who wants to visit the Balearic Islands “A good excuse”

If you want to be informed of all the news, stay tuned to the web! http://letstri.es

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