Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Our sport shined under the Altafulla sun

Last weekend I had the chance to enjoy a wonderful weekend of triathlon in Altafulla, near Tarragona. Perfect weather, stunning beaches and the warm support from thousands of spectators along with the local government, who made it possible to celebrate in Altafulla the Paratriathlon World Cup, as well as the Mediterranean Championships and the European Cup. The races had a large number of international athletes competing, along with races that saw plenty of Spanish athletes on the podium.

During the weekend, Altafulla also hosted the General Assembly of the Mediterranean Association of Triathlon, in which George Yerolimpos was re-elected President, and Alicia Garcia became Vice President. Way to go for this young association, who has been very busy organising more events, and will now be taking care of some wonderful triathlon events at the Mediterranean Games in Tarragona.

Altafulla also served as a test event for the Mediterranean Games, which will be hosted in Tarragona in 2018 and will have Triathlon for the first time ever. Just by watching the atmosphere of the whole town and the involvement of the mayor of Altafulla, Felix Alonso, you can easily see that the Mediterranean Games are going to be fantastic. They provide an excellent set up for the races and have been hosting triathlon events for the last few years, every year increasing the challenges and exceeding the final results. Congratulations to all involved in the events, and thanks so much for the support you and your city is giving to our sport.

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