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Local Aquathlon event set for the new year

Local Aquathlon event set for the new year

The Triathlon Federation of Cambodia have announced the hosting of an Aquathlon event, which involves combined races in swimming and running, inside the National Sports Complex on January 15.

According to the Federation’s general secretary, Hem Chanly, the competition will be divided into three age categories for both men and women over varying distances – the U18 class will involve a 50m swim and a 1500m run, the U25 class has a 100m swim and a 4,500m run, and the Over 25s class features a 100m swim and a 4,500 run.

Vath Chamrouen, general secretary of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia, said he was “so happy that the Triathlon Federation of Cambodia have organised this event in which 300 male and female athletes are set to particpate”, adding that they wanted to attract members of the public to experience this relatively new sport to the Kingdom.

Registration can be made at the NOCC office until January 10, with fees for foreigners set at US$5 while Cambodian participants pay 5,000 riels ($1.24).


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