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Friday, 07 February 2020 16:06

Athletes from 12 countries to compete at Minsk Triathlon 2020

Athletes from 12 countries to compete at Minsk Triathlon 2020

Over 900 athletes from 12 countries have confirmed their participation in the Minsk Triathlon 2020 which is due in the Belarusian capital on 21 June, one of the organizers of the competitions, Ironman medalist, Chairman of the Council of the Tristyle Triathlon Club Dmitry Tolkachev told the media on 7 February, BelTA has learned.

“The project is gaining popularity. Registration was opened on 12 October 2019. Applications have been so far received from more than 900 athletes from 12 countries,” Dmitry Tolkachev said.

In his words, ten free training sessions will be held starting February to help athletes prepare for the competition.

According to Head of the physical education department of the Sports and Tourism Ministry of Belarus Piotr Voron, the ministry's team will also take part in the Minsk Triathlon 2020. “Our major goal is to build positive attitudes to sport in as many people as possible,” he said.

The Minsk Triathlon 2020 will feature three events: 1/8 Ironman (475m swimming + 22.5km cycling + 5.25km running), 1/4 Ironman (950m swimming + 45km cycling + 10.5km running), 1/2 Ironman (1900m swimming + 90km cycling + 21km running). Children under 13 years of age will be able to take part in the TriKids competition. They will face 500m running race. The Minsk Lady Run will feature a 3000m race. Be Yourself is the slogan of the Minsk Triathlon 2020.

The Minsk Triathlon 2020 is the biggest triathlon event in Belarus, which meets the Ironman international standards. The number of participants will make up 2,000 Belarusian and foreign athletes.

Triathlon is a multisport race that includes swimming, cycling and running.

The competitions are organized by the Sports and Tourism Ministry, Minsk City Hall, the Minsk Oblast Executive Committee, Minsk Cycling Club, and Tristyle Triathlon Club.

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