By Sports Reporter/Doha
The inaugural Qatari Diar Triathlon, organised by the Qatar Triathlon Federation in conjunction with MAD Triathlon and support from Qatar Olympic Committee, will be held at the Lusail City – Marina Promenade next to the Yacht Club on March 29, Friday.
The race will get underway at 7:15am and the organisers are expecting 250 participants including 50 Qatari nationals, promising a lively and entertaining race for spectators and fans who will throng the venue.
The event will cater all ages of triathletes, wanting to stretch themselves on the main event. This so-called “Sprint distance” is hardly a sprint as it will feature 750m of swimming, 19 km of cycling in the streets of Lusail City and 5km of running in Lusail City Marina Promenade which is attracting great number of visitors. Kids however will participate in a duathlon race.
Dr Nasser al-Mohannadi, Triathlon director at Qatar Triathlon Federation said: “The Qatar National Triathlon Series is becoming very popular. With events like Qatari Diar Triathlon, which is happening in superb location, we are getting even more interest from local and expat athletes. Future for Triathlon in Qatar looks bright. I would like to thank Qatar Olympic Committee for support and Qatari Diar for hosting the event, along with all the other sponsors and partners, who will also be contributing to make the event a success for all.”
On this occasion, Eng Abdullah bin Hamad al-Attiyah, CEO of Qatari Diar said: “We are pleased to be the main sponsor for the 4th event of Qatar National Triathlon. As part of being a regional market leader, Qatari Diar is aiming to deliver quality lifestyles. Sponsoring this event is an affirmation of the company’s vision by adopting sports events to increase awareness of a healthy lifestyle.
He added: “After Triathlon organising committees’ visit to Lusail City, they were astonished with the infrastructure and facilities of the city. Qatari Diar received the committee’s request to have Lusail City as the host of the event and we agreed to it. A new venue which will have a different identity to the city’s multiple facilities, that takes into consideration the principles of sustainability and establishing a healthy lifestyle for residents and visitors. This will offer the participants and visitors a closer look on the facilities and services that Lusail City provides. A completely new event at a new venue that should be something not to be missed”
Dr Mohamed al-Kuwari, President of Qatar Cycling and Triathlon Federation said: “From humble beginnings of Triathlon in Qatar, we are now happy to see the progress which was made in last two years. Triathlon is a great means of promotion of locations where the event is held, we are grateful and thankful to all parties involved for making this event possible.”
Qatari Diar Triathlon is the fourth of five triathlon events which count towards the Qatar National Triathlon Series in the season 2018/2019. At the moment the leaders in the Series are: Ethan Bennett (Open Men), Lee Bennett (Veteran Men), Isora Sosa Caballero (Open Women), Andrea Stadler (Veteran women), Abdulrahman Aljaber (Qatari Men) and Nasser Almohannadi (Qatari Veteran Men).
The Qatari Diar Triathlon event is supported by Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company Lusail, Qatar Olympic Committee, Royal Air Maroc, Rayyan Natural Water. For further information the even visit Facebook page of Qatar Triathlon Federation or web page of the Qatar National Triathlon Series: https://qtriseries.com/
Junior Individual Distances: Kids 1 (7-9) 650m run, 3km bike, 650m run; Kids 2 (10-12) 1.5km run, 6km bike, 650 m run; Kids 3 (13-15) 1.5km run, 9.5km bike, 1.5km run
Adult Individual Distances: Sprint 750m swim, 19km bike, 5km run
Team Relay Distances (2 or 3 members per team); Team Relay 750m swim, 19km bike, 5km run
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