Inaugural triathlon challenge takes off in Kwale County
Kwale County played host to the inaugural triathlon challenge on Monday with organisers hoping the initiative will help to grow and mainstream the sport in Kenya.
Fly 748 Managing Director, Moses Mwangi presided over the event organized by Team Tri Fit (TTF) and that will see amateurs taking on experienced athletes in a seven-kilometer race.
The provisional challenge organized by TTF at Chale Island has seen amateur and professional triathletes aged between 17 years to 65 years and persons of all fitness levels compete.
“Congratulations to everyone who is participating including me. This is more than just sporting; it is about mental resilience, motivation and self-discipline. These are what make triathlon stand out,” said Mwangi.
He added, “I believe it is a good run and moving forward, we are definitely going to support the growth of triathlon in the best way possible.”
Through a partnership signed between Team Tri Fit (TTF) and Fly 748 in February, members of the endurance sporting group will fly across the country at subsidized prices from the airline.
In its five-year plan TTF with 65 members under its fold seeks to develop triathlon and duathlon and increase their uptake amongst Kenyans to 700 participants by 2025.
“We very much encouraged by the number of participants and corporates sponsoring the event. It gives us much confidence that we will soon realize our targets earlier than projected,” said TTF Team Manager, Michael Okwara.
TTF also seeks to Increase investment in triathlon sports in Kenya through public and private partnerships by 50 percent by 2025.
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