Held in association with Muscat Triathlon Club and Tri-ME Sporting Events, the race is expected to welcome more than 200 competitors to a thrilling test of endurance set amidst the stunning Batinah coast and Al Hajjar Mountains.
With three specifications to choose from including women, men, and mixed, contenders can look forward to a gruelling experience that will push their bodies to the limit. The challenge also includes two categories for competitors to confront, Sprint and Olympic, with the latter tailored to seasoned triathletes and the Sprint option perfect for those who prefer to test their skills on shorter distances.
Challengers who choose to compete in the Sprint category can look forward to a 750m swim, a 20km bike ride, and a final 5km run to the finish line. Olympic contestants on other hand will face a backbreaking 1,500m swim followed by an arduous 40km bike ride and a 10km run to complete the track.
Christoph Schleissing, general manager of Millennium Resort Mussanah, said, “For the second year in a row, we are proud to welcome an event as close to the hearts of athletes around the region as the Millennium Triathlon. Since its inception, this endurance race has proven to be a hit with people looking to test their limits and spectators eager to experience a comprehensive athletic competition.
“Our guests, participants, and visiting supporters can look forward to enjoying our world-class amenities, which will be on hand and ready to cater to all on October 27.”
Ali Nader al Tamimi, Tri-ME operations director, also commented, saying, “The Millennium Triathlon fulfils the resort’s goal of hosting international standard sporting events that exceed the expectations of athletes, residents, and its guests. Purpose-built to host the 2010 Asian Beach Games, Millennium Resort Mussanah is home to a host of state-of-the-art athletic facilities that has thoroughly satisfied the needs of all guests since the Triathlon’s inception.”
Mazin al Obaidani, chief information officer at Muscat Triathlon Club said, “Triathlon events have continued to grow in popularity in Oman and the rest of the world, with increasing numbers of people taking up the sport to push their endurance beyond perceived limits. This year, the event will be even bigger and better, as we aim to position the Millennium Resort Mussanah as a prime destination for thrilling sports events that cater to youth, tourists, and the young at heart. Participants and their loved ones are welcome to join us at the Triathlon Expo, which will be held the same day, to learn more about the sports evolution in the sultanate.”
Millennium Resort Mussanah has earned a reputation as a premier destination for large sports events from its founding on the site of the 2010 Asian Beach Games to its emergence as a major venue. In recent years the resort has hosted the Sultanate’s 10th Open Water Swimming Championship, the Millennium Triathlon events, and the Renaissance Inter-school Regatta to name but a few.
To join the Millennium Triathlon, prospective contestants can register at www.premieronline.com/event/Millennium_Triathlon_2017_2828