The Department of Sports of the City of Rincón de la Victoria and the Triathlon Club organize the VI Sprint Triathlon of the Provincial Circuit of the Diputación de Málaga, which will be held on September 14 with the participation of up to 400 athletes, as the councilor of the area, Antonio José Martín (PP). The sporting event, which combines swimming, cycling and running, will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the departure of the male group in the swimming modality from the Tagus Beach to the Miguel Cerezo Square, which the team will follow female.
The mayor of the area has indicated that «these tests not only serve to promote sports in Rincon de la Victoria, but also represent a great profitability at a tourist level since those 400 participants not only come from the province of Malaga, but come from the outside and in the end it consolidates us as a tourist and sports destination ». In addition, Martín has shown his support, thanking the Triathlon Club «the effort they make year after year to organize this event and consolidate in Rincon de la Victoria».
The mayor of Rincón de la Victoria, Francisco Salado (PP), explained that ?it is one of the most important tests in the province of Malaga both for the number of participants and the attractiveness of our municipality, which offers spectacular images and optimal conditions for the practice of the different sports disciplines in Rincón de Victoria ».
The president of the Rincón de la Victoria Triathlon Club, Emilio Fernández has expressed his gratitude to the Rincón de la Victoria City Council and sponsors, stating that "this event is surprising us because of the great reception it has had since the first edition." Likewise, Fernández has indicated that "in the last two years we reached the limit of 350 participants, and this year we have expanded to 400 places, which opens the doors so that the number of participants continues to increase."
The test is based on the triathlon format in sprint mode and is divided into three modalities: the first segment will be developed between Playa del Tajo and Plaza Miguel Cerezo (750 meters) in the swimming discipline; the second will be done by bicycle between the area of ??El Cantal and the educational center of La Marina (20 kms), and the third will consist of a distance of 5 kms on foot, round trip, from Miguel Cerezo Square to the Calaflores urbanization of La Cala del Moral.
The participating categories are cadets, junior, sub-23, senior, and veterans I, II and III. The first three classified in each category, both male and female, will receive a trophy and different economic prizes, "being the only test to distribute prizes in cash, with the aim of dignifying the work of Andalusian triathletes," says Fernández. The competition will feature the presence of Malaga's Alejandro Cañas, one of the most recognized national coaches and the athlete Gloria Martínez, former member of the Rincon de la Victoria Triathlon Club.
Registrations can be made until September 12 at 2:00 pm for a price of 22 euros for federated and 29 for non-federated. The race presents a safety device composed of volunteers from the Club, Local Police, Civil Protection, Red Cross and students of Physical Education from the University of Malaga. All the information of the event, as well as the management and processing of the inscriptions are made online, through the Web of the Andalusian Triathlon Federation: www.triatlonandalucia.org