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India Triathlon launched

Goa to be host of first India International Triathlon

Although we’re somewhat miffed this clashes with the TCR Show (oh, and Valentine’s Day), news has reached us that the India International Triathlon has been launched and will take place in February next year. Quite whether the organisers can keep the roads clear of tuk-tuks, cows and, well, anything you can possibly imagine, remains to be seen, but we’re guessing this will be one hot, humid and exciting event.

Here’s the press release…

Come February 14, 2010, India’s first international triathlon will take off against the spectacular beaches of Goa – India’s no.1 tourist destination. INDIA INTERNATIONAL TRIATHLON 2010 offers a unique DESTINATION RACE of 1.5k swim/60k bike/11k run. Apart from this, there are categories like the SPRINT TRIATHLON, DUATHLON, 5K FUN RUN & KIDS DUATHLONS, to reach out to a wider audience and encourage participation across all age groups.

Some of the iconic male and female pros from the world of triathlon are scheduled to be in India for this landmark event that boasts a prize purse of USD 30,000. India International Triathlon also has 18 qualifying slots for the 2010 Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship. To add the atmosphere, this unique event has been timed to coincide with the Goa Carnival where festivities turn in from as far out Brazil and Russia. This will give all our travelling guests from India and across the world a chance to enjoy the vibrant colors and unique flavor of this lively beach destination.

Registrations for all categories start soon. Registrations for all categories closes on 7th Feb, 2010.

More information at http://indiatriathlon.com/

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.