Muscat – It will be triathlon time at the Millennium Resort Musannah come October as around 200-220 athletes from around the Middle-East congregate for the Millennium Triathlon 2017.
The event to be hosted by Millennium Resort in association with Muscat Triathlon Club and Tri-ME Sporting Events, will be a thrilling test of endurance set amidst the stunning Batinah Coast and Al Hajar Mountains.
With three specifications to choose from including women, men and mixed, contenders can look forward to a gruelling experience that will push their bodies to the
The challenge also includes two categories for competitors to confront, Sprint and Olympic, with the latter tailored to seasoned triathletes and the Sprint option perfect for those who prefer to test their skills on shorter distances.
Challengers who will compete in the Sprint category will have to go through a 750-metre swim, a 20-kilometre bike ride and a final 5 kilometres run to the finish line.
Olympic contestants on other hand will face a backbreaking 1,500 metres swim followed by an arduous 40 kilometres bike ride and a 10-kilometre run to complete the track.
Christoph Schleissing, General Manager, Millennium Resort Mussanah, offered his thoughts on the event.
“For the second year in a row, we are proud to welcome an event as close to the hearts of athletes around the region as the Millennium Triathlon. Since its inception, this endurance race has proven to be a hit with people looking to test their limits and spectators eager to experience a comprehensive athletic competition. Our guests, participants and supporters can look forward to enjoying our world-class amenities, which will be hand and ready to cater to all on October 27th,’’ he added.
Mohammad al Obeidani of Muscat Triathlon Club gave out some details of the event as well.
“The winner of the events here will get free slots at the Bahrain Triathlon Championship and also some discounts,’’ he added.
Ali Nader al Tamimi, Chief Operating Officer (COO), stated: “The Millennium Triathlon fulfils the resort’s goal of hosting international standard sporting events that exceed the expectations of athletes, residents and its guests. Purpose built to host the 2010 Asian Beach Games, Millennium Resort Mussanah is home to a host of state-of-the-art athletic facilities that has thoroughly satisfied the needs of all guests since the Triathlon’s inception.”