62 men and women participate in Oman Triathlon Championship

Oman Saturday 30/October/2021 11:42 AM
By: Times News Service
62 men and women participate in Oman Triathlon Championship
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Muscat: With the participation of 62 men and women, the first phase of the Oman Triathlon Championship “Modern Triathlon” concluded on Friday.

Mohammed bin Khalfan Al Obaidani, Chairman of the Omani Committee for the Modern Triathlon, said: "The two championships witnessed wide participation, whether in the men’s category or the women’s category, explaining that the Sultanate of Oman’s organisation of the Oman Women’s Drathlon Championship is the first of its kind in the Gulf region, and it is the first race held by the committee in a series of races, where the championship continues with its races in November and December."

Belgium’s Carleran won first place in the Oman Women’s Drathlon Championships, while Britain’s Anna Brockmann won first place in the Oman Women’s “Modern Triathlon” Championships, and Emirati Faris Al Zaabi won first place in the same race for men, in the competitions held at Al Qurum Beach.

The tournament witnessed good participation of both the sexes, as 62 participants from the men and women categories participated in the “Modern Triathlon” in three competitions: swimming for a distance of 750m, riding a bike for 20 km and running for a distance of 5 km, the results of which were as follows:

In the women's competition, Britain's Anna Brockman won the first place, followed by her Elizabeth in the second place, and the American Rowen Pollard in the third place.

In the men's competition, the Emirati Faris Al Zaabi won the first place, and his compatriot Mohsen Al Ali came in second and David Haines of Britain was in third place.

As for the Oman Women’s Drathlon Championship, 25 competitors participated in the two games of driving a bike for a distance of 5 km and running for a distance of 1.5 km. The championship resulted in the crowning of the Belgian Carloen in the first place, and Oman’s player Reem Al Harthy came in second place, and India's Purva Naranj came in third place.

Al-Obaidani explained that the Duathlon Championship consists of only two games, running and cycling, and for a certain distance dictated by the type of race, and this step came to give the Omani girl the opportunity to participate in multiple sports.

He pointed out that the tournament is an official tournament for all women and they have the right to participate and compete for the championship title at the end of the season's competitions.