More from 2.000 participants in the XV Triathlon of Seville

More than 2.000 athletes will gather this Saturday at the XV Triathlon in Seville, which represents a participation record that makes it the second most important in Spain.

The test was presented this Tuesday, in an act that was attended by the Councilor Delegate for Youth and Sports of the City Council, José Manuel García, the Provincial Delegate of the Council of Commerce, Tourism and Sports of the Junta de Andalucía, Francisco Obregón and the president of the Andalusian Triathlon Federation, Francisco Merchán.

Both the start and finish will be at the High Performance Center (CEAR) in La Cartuja. Participants will tour La Cartuja Island, Alamillo Park and Torneo Street.

This large increase in participants, with a total of 2.100 registered, already places the Seville Triathlon in second place in the Spanish ranking, after Barcelona.

In this sense, the aforementioned Francisco Merchán, has indicated that this test "aims to combine sport, leisure and tourism, being a source of income for the city."

Likewise, he highlighted that 50 percent of the participants are from outside of Seville. The test will be held over three distances: Olympic (1.500 meters of swimming, 40 kilometers of cycling and 10 kilometers of running), Sprint (750 meters, 20 kilometers and 5 kilometers), and Super Sprint (350 meters, 10 kilometers and 2,5 kilometers), with the aim that both the most experienced triathletes and amateurs enjoy a unique day on the national calendar.

At the same time, it will be possible to participate in the modalities of relay teams and company teams, and Equality Triathlon (competed in pairs).

It should be noted that, within the objective of the search for equality and the spirit of improvement with which this triathlon is proposed, on this occasion, and for the first time, a blind person will participate in the appointment. One person will do the swimming for him, while the cycling sector will do it in a tandem and the running race with a guide.

 

Source: EuropaPress

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