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Triathlon Fed and CCC primed for Aquathlon

25 Hem Bunting

The Cambodia Triathlon Federation returns to the Cambodian Country Club on June 1 for its second edition of the CCC Aquathlon.

The swimming and running event, which also marks International Children’s Day, will take place from 6:30am, with 50-metre lengths of the pool and 800-metre laps of the surrounding grounds.

According to CTF general secretary Gin Sok Panha, registration is open until May 25 and can be made at the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia headquarters (No1, Street 276) or the CCC.

Entrance is free for local students, 10,000 riel ($2.50) for local athletes and 40,000 riel for foreigners ($10).

The field will be divided into three age categories for both men and women, with cash prizes, medals and souvenirs offered for the top three finishers in each section.

The 13- to 17-year-old class features a swim of 150m before a run of 3,200m. The 18-35 age division will swim for 350m and run 4,800m, while the over-35s will do a 250m swim and a 4,000m run.

Gin Sok Panha told the Post he expected a decrease in the number of participants from last year’s inaugural race due to a stricter entry policy that prohibits competitors who do not train significantly. The 2012 edition was won by Cambodian marathon specialist Hem Bunting.

Translated by Cheng Seryrith



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