The first open Indoor triathlon takes place in Tashkent
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- On 7 July 2019 with the support of the Federation of Uzbekistan triathlon in the BeFit Fitness and Wellness club for the first time held an amateur triathlon competition in the Indoor format.
The competition “BEFIT INDOOR TRIATHLON” was organized in order to popularize and further develop triathlon in Uzbekistan, promote healthy lifestyle among the population, identify the strongest participants who showed the best result in the competition, as well as create an atmosphere of a sports festival.
In contrast to the classic triathlon, in the indoor-triathlon all stages take place indoors: the water stage is in the pool, the cycle step is on the exercise bike, and the run is on the treadmill. In this competition, a certain time was allotted for passing the stages: 10 minutes swimming, 30 minutes a bicycle, 20 minutes running and 5 minutes each for passing (changing clothes) of transit zones. In this format, the winners among men and women are determined by the sum of the distances covered by the three stages.
The competition was attended by 30 amateur triathletes, among whom are well-known top managers of local and international companies. The competition also included demonstrations by members of the junior national team of Uzbekistan in triathlon.
Guests and spectators became participants of a rich program, where they had the opportunity to try themselves in triathlon with the help of special simulators. Interactive sports games for children have become one of the most striking features of this triathlon holiday. In addition, the event was broadcast live on the territory of 3 large parks in Tashkent:
- Central ecopark named after Zahiriddin Muhammad Babur;
- Central Park named after Mirzo Ulugbek;
-Park of culture and rest named after Gafur Gulam.
A special entertainment program in a sporting atmosphere was prepared for the audience. Visitors and guests supported the triathletes, watching the competition live. This is the first triathlon event in Uzbekistan, which covers such a wide scale.
The competition was organized by the fitness club BeFit with the support of the Federation of Triathlon of Uzbekistan and a number of partners. The general sponsor of the event is Orient Finans Bank. Official partners: Coca-Cola Uzbekistan, Wellness Point, Garmin Uzbekistan, Nutrend, Green Point, Arena Markaz. The event was supported by the Hokimiyat of the city of Tashkent, the administration of parks and the National Television and Radio Company of Uzbekistan.
Triathlon is one of the fastest growing mass sports. Around the world, more and more people are starting to engage in triathlon. Combining three separate cyclical sports, triathlon reflects such characteristics as agility, endurance and courage.
Amateurs and professionals argue that this sport favorably affects not only physical health, but also transforms the way of thinking - it makes a person more confident, purposeful, and stress-resistant. He teaches not to stop at what has been achieved, to set new goals all the time - to constantly become an improved version of himself.
BEFIT INDOOR TRIATHLON also became an excellent opportunity for participants to prepare for the upcoming competitions. Exactly one week later, on 14 July 2019, more than 20 amateur athletes from Uzbekistan will take part in the ripping of IRONMAN 70.3 Astana (Kazakhstan), where they will overcome the Half Ironman distance, which includes a swim (1.9 km), a bicycle race (90 km) and a run (21 km).