Auroville’s first unofficial TRIATHLON – 12th September 2010
Auroville had its first Olympic Triathlon (1.5 km swim, 40 km cycling and 10 km run) this morning with seven triathletes competing for fastest overall course completion. The event was successful even after a rough stormy night that muddled up the route and made it tougher for the athletes to complete the triathlon in their anticipated timing.
The event started in New Creation’s La Piscine and the transition area was assigned just opposite the pool. Many volunteers helped triathletes with jotting timings, taking photographs, preparing breakfast and cheering the participants! some volunteers also accompanied the participants along the route cycling and running with them.
Even though the event started at an ungodly hour on a Sunday, the mood and energy levels were extremely high. Michael and Mark were the first to complete the triathlon, followed by Auroson, Jackie, Sourya, Peter C S, and Aurovici.
Overall, a great inspiring event! Thank you to all the athletes and all the volunteers.
Photos will be posted soon.