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The open­ing race of 2019 takes place on Jan 18 with reg­is­tra­tion clos­ing soon www.pre­mieron­line.com

With 2019 now upon us, there’s no bet­ter way to be­gin the new year on an ac­tive note with the in­au­gu­ral GO Sport Grit + Tonic Mamzar Triathlon.

Tak­ing place on Fri­day Jan­uary 18, hun­dreds will flock to Mamzar for the pop­u­lar multi-sport dis­ci­pline from 07:30 and you can still join them ahead of next Wed­nes­day’s dead­line.

Whether you’re an ex­pe­ri­enced triath­lete or some­one who has never tried it be­fore, there are var­i­ous dis­tances and age groups on of­fer.

Four cat­e­gories are on the sched­ule with the Ju­nior Su­per Sprint open for those un­der 13, who will swim 160m, cy­cle for 8km fol­lowed by a 1.25km run.

The Su­per Sprint dis­tance, which con­sists of a 375m swim, 8km cy­cle and 2.5km run, is aimed for 13-18 year-old as well as adults who are new to the sport.

For those who want to test them­selves, then the Sprint (750m swim, 24km cy­cle and 5km run) is there, while the Olympic cat­e­gory will see ath­lete com­pete twice those dis­tances.

With triathlon boom­ing in the UAE with many com­mu­nity events held through­out the year, it was no sur­prise to see more than 800 en­tries re­ceived for many of the races around the coun­try to­wards the end of 2018, with a sim­i­lar turn-out ex­pected on Jan­uary 18.

“This race is open to first timers as well as sea­soned cam­paign­ers and the idea is to al­low all those want­ing to par­tic­i­pate in a triathlon, the op­por­tu­nity to do so” said Race Di­rec­tor, War­ren van der Merwe from Su­per Sports Events.

“We also have spe­cial rates for groups and fam­i­lies wish­ing to en­ter so that the whole team can par­tic­i­pate and not spec­tate. There is also the op­tion of do­ing the race as a re­lay team of 2 or 3 peo­ple if you feel do­ing the en­tire race on your own is a bit much for now.”

What: GO Sport Grit + Tonic Mamzar Triathlon

Where: Mamzar beach

When: Fri­day, Jan­uary 18 at 07:30

Con­tact: For more in­for­ma­tion or to regis­ter visit www.su­per­sport­suae.com or www.pre­mieron­line.com

Big suc­cess: Or­gan­is­ers are ex­pect­ing hun­dreds of par­tic­i­pants at Mamzar later this month.

On the wheels: There are dif­fer­ent dis­tances to choose from.

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