New World International Triathlon 2013 to Take Place in Hong Kong on Sunday

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Title-sponsored by New World Group and organised by Aquawiz, the New World International Triathlon 2013, to be held in Tsim Sha Tsui East on 1 December 2013 (Sunday), has attracted more than 300 international and local participants.

A true test of endurance and sportsmanship, the multi-stage swimming, cycling and running endurance race will feature Olympians including Daniil Sapunov and Yuliya Yelistratova (Ukraine), Joao Silva (Portugal), Simon Agostron (Austria), Tony Dodds (New Zealand), Yuichi Hosoda (Japan) and Vladimir TurBaevskiy (Russia) and representatives from other national and local triathlon teams.

Triathlons are becoming very popular in Asia - New World International Triathlon 2013 to Take Place in Hong Kong on Sunday

Triathlons are becoming very popular in Asia. Click to Enlarge. See more: Pictures from LPT 2013.

The race embraces a total of six categories ranging from Olympic to amateur level.

Elite and Turbo athletes will challenge themselves with swimming 1.2 km in the Victoria Harbour near the International Mail Centre, then cycling 30km along Princess Margaret Road Link and Salisbury Road. Triathletes embarks on the final component of running 7.5 km along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade to finish on Avenue of Stars.

There is a shorter Flash distance for sprint triathletes as well as Open and Super Star Aquathlon.

The race also features a charity Relay category where local elites and amateurs from the respective Hong Kong swimming, cycling and running fields team up in three legs to race the Turbo distance.

Genevieve Pong, event organiser of New World International Triathlon, said, It is our pleasure to pioneer the first urban triathlon in Tsim Sha Tsui, with great support and cooperation from title-sponsor New World Group, various Hong Kong Government departments and all other supporting parties involved. Safety is the top priority of this race all athletes must have passed the selection races or present the required proofs of race experience to become eligible to enter the race. We are glad to see that more than 300 local and international triathletes have prepared and trained themselves well for the race.

New World International Triathlon 2013 will commence at 07:00 on 1 December 2013.

Spectators can watch the races and cheer for the athletes along the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront and the Avenue of Stars.

See also: Pictures from Laguna Phuket Triathlon 2013

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