Triathlon to be introduced in Zambia.

Run, Bike, Swim - Triathlon Concept
Run, Bike, Swim - Triathlon Concept

President of the International Triathlon is in the country to introduce a new sporting activity called Triathlon.

Olympic Youth Development Centre (OYDC) Director Clement Chileshe the introduction of the new sport will increase opportunities for most athletes in the country because it is classified as an Olympic sport.

He explained that triathlon is a multiple-stage competition involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines.

In an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka today, Mr. Chileshe said the sport involves swimming, cycling, and running in immediate succession over various distances.

Mr Chileshe said Triathletes compete for fastest overall course completion time, including timed transitions between the individual swim, cycle, and run component.

He said the President of Triathlom together with other delegation members will also open a regional centre at OYDC aimed at promoting the new sport.

Mr. Chileshe said the good part is that the introductions of the new sport will facilitate the construction of new infrastructure to enhance the sport.

Mr. Chileshe thanked government through the Ministry of Sport for the support it is rendering to the operations of the OYDC.