AJMAN, 3rd October, 2022 (WAM) -- The first edition of the "Ajman Triathlon 2022", which was held yesterday and organised by the Ajman Department of Tourism Development (Ajman Tourism) and Endurance Sports Services, in collaboration with the UAE Triathlon Federation, concluded its competition amidst an unparalleled audience and great success recorded by participants.
This year's Ajman Triathlon 2022 is of great importance as it is considered a qualifying stage for the World Triathlon Championship, and a stage of the Emirati Triathlon League for collecting points, and includes three different types of sports; swimming, cycling, and running.
The competition took place at Al Zorah Marina 1 and included four categories which are: the Olympic category, which includes swimming 1.5 KM and cycling 40 KM and running 10 KM, the Sprint Distance category, which includes swimming 750 M and cycling 20 KM and running 5 KM, the Super Sprint category, which includes swimming 350 M and cycling 10 KM and running 2.5 KM, and the Juniors category, which includes swimming 150 M and cycling 5 KM and running 1.5 KM.
The Ajman Triathlon 2022 witnessed a heated competition between athletes of different nationalities and ages, especially as it targets all categories, including beginners, professionals, and children. Prizes were awarded for the top 3 winners of each category which are the Age Category, Emiratis Category, and Open Category for all nationalities.
The Ajman Triathlon 2022 is one of Ajman Tourism's initiatives that aim to encourage practicing sports among people, and establish the foundations for participating in physical activities, whether on an individual or competitive level, to maintain their fitness and health, which enables them to perform a proactive role in serving their community and country.
The Ajman Department of Tourism Development plans to organise various sporting activities and events and launch many initiatives that aim to increase the role of the community in the sports sector, whether through empowerment, development, representation in international competitions, and achieving honourable titles; in addition to endorsing a module that seeks to raise awareness in the community about the importance of daily exercises and adopting a healthy lifestyle.
Khadija Turki, Acting Director-General of Ajman Tourism, affirmed the department's constant efforts to increase the sports, cultural, and traditional events in order to achieve a harmony between these sectors, and touristic events are of main interest for the emirate of Ajman as it seeks to establish its leading position as a distinguished touristic destination on both local and international levels. She added that the department's agenda for this year is brimming with events and activities that are appealing and of interest to visitors of all ages and nationalities.
Turki stated that the Ajman Triathlon 2022 and other sports and public events contribute to promoting the emirate's tourism activities, and she pointed out that Ajman has proven its ability to organise and host all types of sports, entertainment, cultural, and social activities, which positively affected the overall growth in hotels and tourism it is witnessing.
The Ajman Triathlon 2022 is sponsered Ajman Police, Dubai Police, Al Zorah Development Company, Gulfa Water, Saudi German Hospital - Ajman, Ajman Volunteering Team, Nabdh Al Emarat Volunteering Team, Sharjah Triathlon Team, National Emergency Response Volunteer Programme - SANID, Triathlon Hub, CYKL Garage, Ceikli, Infinity Gym, Be Healthy Restaurant, and Al Wathba Insurance Company.