Organized under the partnership of Rwanda Triathlon Federation (RTF) and Coca-Cola, the competition took place this Sunday, 08th July 2018, in Kigali’s Central Business District (CBD).
The competitors started their course from Makuza Peace Plaza, heading down towards Ecole Belge - Belgium Embassy - Kigali Marriott Hotel- SORAS - I&M Bank - CoK Pension Plaza and raced back to Makuza Peace Plaza.
Every participant started by running a course of 5.7km before undertaking a 19km bicycle ride before finishing on another 1.9km run.
In the male category, Ngurinzira Jean Bosco clocked one hour and 05 minutes (1h05’) beating Kevin by 10 seconds. In the Female category, Hanani Uwineza won with one hour, 06 minutes and 48 seconds (1h: 06’:48”). She was followed by Karushara Theonestine clocking One hour, 12 minutes and 29 seconds (1h12’29”).
Speaking to the Press, Rwanda Triathlon Federation (RTF) Vice President, Alexis Mbaraga, said that he was pleased of the way the multisport event had unfolded, especially as participants that had turned up in great numbers. He further encouraged others to come up in the coming editions.
“This was a successful competition that pleased us. It was organized in sidelines of the 24th liberation anniversary. We further wish this to be an annual event here in Kigali, but it shall require talks with other institutions […] We were also pleased by the way female participants turned up in great numbers, we also hope that others will come in big numbers.” Mbaraga told IGIHE
Mbaraga further revealed that preparations for the Lake Kivu ATU Sprint Triathlon African Cup that will take place on 4th August 2018 in Rubavu were going well.
The Lake Kivu ATU Sprint Triathlon African Cup will see several athletes from different clubs from all over the world competing on a swim-bike-run format.