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Triathlon Sprint in Portovenere, Liguria

Events in Portovenere: Triathlon Sprint!

Coming up on Saturday 9 May 2015: the second edition of Triathlon Sprint – a multi-stage competition involving the endurance disciplines of swimming, cycling and running – will take place in the beautiful natural setting of Portovenere!

The swimming part of the challenge is 750 meters long, and takes place in the waters in front of Palmaria Island.

Triathlon Sprint Swimming Portovenere
Swimming across Palmaria Island

Next, the athletes will cycle for 20 kilometers on a breathtaking, hilly path overlooking the Gulf of Poets.

Cycling around Portovenere, Triathlon Sprint
On two wheels!

Finally, they will run 5 km on the beautiful sea promenade and typical ‘carrugi’ alleys of Portovenere until they reach the finish line.

Triathlon Sprint Running Portovenere
And the final sprint

 

Triathlon Sprint… and its sister event in Lerici

Portovenere hosted the first edition of this exciting sports event in 2014. Have a look at last year’s video!

But the Gulf of the Poets is no stranger to this competition! In fact, Lerici – on the opposite side of the bay – will be hosting the 8th edition of Triathlon Sprint di Lerici in October 2015 (precisely on Sunday 11th). Would like to join this sports event? Contact Triathlon di Lerici and start training yourself.

See you soon and may the best win!

 

Photo Credits & Event Contacts: Triathlon Sprint di Porto Venere 

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