Second Havana International Triathlon to be held in February
- Submitted by: Juana
- 11 / 15 / 2015
The second edition of the Havana International Triathlon, to be held on February 13 and 14, will be officially presented next Monday by Marisol Casado, president of the International Union of this sport.
Casado, who is visiting Cuba, will give on November 16 a press conference at the premises of the Club Habana, in the capital, as announced by the press department of the National Institute of Sports, Physical Education and Recreation (INDER by its Spanish acronym).
It is also expected that the also member of the International Olympic Committee to attend Marabana event, next Sunday, and meet with Jose Ramon Fernandez and Antonio Becali, heads of the Cuban Olympic Committee and INDER, respectively, according to Jit digital publication.
The competition, which will contain simultaneously the Copa America and the Ibero-American Triathlon Championship, will feature the modalities of sprint, 750 meter swimming, 20 kilometer biking and 5 kilometer running; medium (1.9 km-90 km-21 km) and long distance (3.8 km-180 km-42 km).
The sprint event, like Pan Am Cups, will grant points to the ranking towards qualifying for the 2016 Summer Olympics (Brazil), and will start and finish at the Hemingway Marina.