Sukhna Waters of Tricity Host Tuffman India 2nd Edition of Triathlon


On Sunday the waters of Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh witnessed a history by hosting its first ever, 3 hours long private event. Tuffman India organised its 2nd edition of the 113-km triathlon in Chandigarh and Mohali. The triathlon included a 1.9km swimming circuit, followed by 90-km of cycling and a half-marathon (21.1km). Athletes from all over the country participated with enthusiasm and displayed their talent.

The swimming stretch of the triathlon was held at Sukhna Lake at 6am on Sunday, after which athletes started on the cycling circuit on the Kurali-Chandigarh Road. From Sukhna Lake the cyclists went to New Chandigarh via Mullanpur Circle, Matka Chowk, Madhya Marg. After parking their cycles back at Oberoi Sukhvilas, they started their run towards Baddi- Kurali Road in loops till their respective distances, finally finishing the triathlon race in the campus of the Oberoi Sukhvilas.

There were five categories of triathlon and duathlon. The 113km triathlon (1.9km swim, 90-km cycling and 21.1-km run), Olympic triathlon (1.5-km swim, 40-km cycling and 10-km run), sprint triathlon (0.75-km swim, 20-km cycling, 5-km run) and Olympic duathlon and sprint duathlon. Around 125 triathletes from across the country competed in different categories.


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