Last weekend 170 people participated in CTC's 12th Triathlon. More then thousand people participated over the past 2 years across 6 categories/levels from Enticer to Full Iron Distance:
Around 170 people participated last weekend across 4 categories, both men and women, young (7 years) and senior (67 years):
- Enticer - 300m swim, 10K cycle, 3K run
- Sprint - 750m swim, 20K cycle, 5K run
- Olympic - 1.5K swim, 40K cycle, 10K run
- Half Iron - 1.9K swim, 90K cycle, 21K run
The entry levels Enticer/Sprint categories happened at the Velachery aquatic complex while the mid-level Olympic/Half Iron categories took place at the open water quarry near Ottiambakkam just outside the Southern city limits:
Our Triathlon appeared in the The Hindu Metro Plus today - http://www.thehindu.com/
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Finisher Timing Stats & Rankings
Olympic/Half Iron - Sunday July 13th
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Finisher Timing Stats & Rankings
Meet Chennai (India's?) Youngest Half Ironman 12 year old Aditya Sharmaembraced by his proud father Iron Distance man Anil Sharma. True Inspirations to the world! #ChennaiTriathlon
Meet the Triple Tri family: three generations of Triathletes: Subathra Jeyaram, the only female Half Ironwoman in Chennai, her son youngest Enticer Triathlon finisher at just 7 years and dad Jeyaram Ramasamy our senior most Half Ironman at 67 years young. Feeling inspired?
Meet Chennai's Half Iron Triathlete women Deepa Bharatkumar and Krithika Chidambaram. These are Chennai's elite athlete women. They stand next to Subathra Jeyaram as Chennai's only 3 Half Iron finishers. Respect for these inspirational sports women
I am extremely happy to see more and more kids participating in our recent Enticer and Sprint Triathlons - many of them are part of families where both parents and kids participate in this sports events. Ambassadors of active and healthy sports families!
I have always admired Ramachandran Venkatesan - any sports event is a double endurance for this man who has to cover both distance and extra body weight. His immense dedication and infectious enthusiasm is a real inspiration to many out there
We thank Bay of Life, Safety Partner for the Chennai Triathlon on July 13th. They arranged 5 life guards on surf boards to ensure safety of the participants in the Ottiambakkam quarry. Bay of Life is social enterprise working along with the local community in promoting surfing, stand up paddling and marine conservation. BAY OF LIFE is Chennai's first surf school and the only accredited school.http://bayoflife.com/
We thank ALERT, First Aid partner for the Chennai Triathlon July 12-13 for providing trained volunteers to take care of first aid issues among the participants. ALERT is a group of young professionals who have come together to make basic medical life support available to all in times of need. ALERT has undertaken Emergency Response Management (ERT) as its first and core project. http://www.alert-
A big thanks to the volunteers, many of them participants on one day and volunteer on the other day, for making this event possible.
I want to appreciate this man who has been instrumental behind the scenes for many of CTC's major sports and awareness events in recent years. He reflects the true spirit of CTC - passionate, dedicated, selfless, silent worker behind the scenes, amazing organizer and human being, admired by many: Prabakar Meyyappan.
Below a nice compilation photo of all materials used to organize our Triathlon -
For more experiences, photo links, feedback check our Chennai Triathlon FB Group.
Stay tuned for our next Triathlon scheduled for December this year - meanwhile keep practicing your swimming, cycling and running!