Ex­press Trail­ers sup­ports David Galea’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in Kona 2016 in Hawaii

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

This week­end, Mal­tese Triathlete David Galea will be fly­ing Malta’s flag as he com­petes in one of the most gru­elling Iron­man com­pe­ti­tions, KONA 2016 in Hawaii. Ath­letes from all over the world com­pete in var­i­ous qual­i­fy­ing events to be able to en­ter this com­pe­ti­tion but only 2% of them man­age to qual­ify.

The Iron­man in Kona will be held to­day and forms part of the Iron­man World Cham­pi­onship.

“Qual­i­fy­ing for a com­pe­ti­tion like Kona 2016 is al­ready an achieve­ment in it­self and this is why Ex­press Trail­ers has agreed to spon­sor David Galea’s trip to Hawaii by sup­port­ing the lo­gis­tics in­volved in get­ting him and his equp­ment all the way to Kona,” com­ments Franco Az­zopardi, Chair­man and CEO of Ex­press Trail­ers.

“At Ex­press Trail­ers, en­durance is a re­cur­ring theme as we con­stantly strive and man­age to meet the high stan­dards we have reached in our de­liv­ery and lo­gis­tics field. We are strong play­ers in the in­dus­try but none­the­less, stamina is im­por­tant to re­tain the lev­els of ser­vice that se­cures the busi­ness.

“Our em­ploy­ees play an im­por­tant role in se­cur­ing this busi­ness and this is why we want them to look at ath­letes like David Galea as an in­spi­ra­tion to them in their jour­ney of self-de­vel­op­ment. We do not just ex­pect them to de­liver. We wish for them to be­come bet­ter per­sons be­cause bet­ter and stronger per­sons lead to a bet­ter and stronger com­pany.”

Ear­lier this year, Ex­press Trail­ers con­firmed its sup­port to a num­ber of clubs in Malta re­lated to road run­ning and cy­cling, two dis­ci­plines that also form part of the Iron­man chal­lenge.

“Our com­pany’s op­er­a­tions are mainly based on road trans­port. This makes us very sen­si­tive to the fact that peo­ple may per­ceive us to be a bit of a dis­rup­tion on the roads. There are other more vul­ner­a­ble road users namely run­ners and cy­clists on Malta’s roads.

“There­fore, spon­sor­ing an­other ath­lete who for the past months has been training on our roads, is part of Ex­press Trail­ers’ at­tempt to re­dress the bal­ance,” con­cluded Franco Az­zopardi.

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