Healthy Living: The First World Triathlon in Africa

At the end of April, Cape Town will be playing host to the first ever World Triathlon in Africa. After coming up against Australia’s Gold Coast and winning the bid, this special and prestigious event will take place in Cape Town. Not only will the event see top athletes compete for top titles but the event is open to anyone who is active and wants to experience a little bit of that Olympic feeling. A 500m Swim, 20km Cycle and 5km Run is open to individuals and teams, with a special emphasis being placed on family relay teams. If you’d like to go up against the big guys, a standard Olympic distance event will also take place with a 1500m Swim, 40km Cycle and 10km Run. This will be a particularly exciting one for spectators.

If you’d like to have some fitness fun, sign up now!

Bonus: Discovery, as the main partner behind the event, will award 5000 Vitality points to every member who participates.

Date: 26 & 27 April 2014

Cape Town is fast becoming one of the world’s favourite destinations for big events.

In 2012 South Africa was named the World’s leading Sports Tourism destination at the World Travel Awards in Dohar, Qatar.

More than 10% of foreign tourists come to South Africa to watch or participate in sport events, with spectators accounting for 60% to 80% of these arrivals

Cape Town is a sports lover’s paradise with an exquisite natural terrain and a strong industry making it the go-to place for top annual events.

Cape town offers world-class venues and supporting infrastructure, and South Africans’ passion for sport combine to make Cape Town a huge draw card for sports fans.

Cape Town also has a rich and interesting history and is a city of extreme importance in South Africa, both strategically and economically.

Visit the official site here to find our more.

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