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The SERTRI City of Cartagena consolidates in its XII edition as a reference event in the regional triathlon is celebrated this Sunday and among the different categories that includes the day is the Women's Triathlon, a test designed expressly for (30/05/2017)

This Sunday, June 4, from 9:00 hours Cartagena will host the XII edition of the SERTRI Triathlon 'Ciudad de Cartagena', a test that is included in the Regional Circuit of the Triathlon Federation of the Region of Murcia, organized by the Cadena SER, the Cartagena Triathlon Club and the Triathlon Federation of the Region of Murcia and which has the collaboration of the Council of Sports of the City of Cartagena, the Port Authority and the Regatta Club.

The Councilor for Sports, Ricardo Segado, and the Councilor for Tourism, Obdulia Gómez, presented this Tuesday, accompanied by the director of the Cadena SER delegation in Cartagena, Antonio Rosas, and the president of the Cartagena Triathlon Club, Miguel López , This twelfth edition.

The exit and the goal will take place in the Plaza de los Heroes of Cavite and Cuba.

Participants will start from the old Regattas Club, where they will start the swim section, return to the pits located in the surroundings of the Flag of Spain, on the esplanade of the Port, and face the bike stretch that will take them to the tunnel Cala Cortina to close the competition with the race on foot that will pass through the Bastarreche Square and the Wall.

The SERTRI Triathlon 'Ciudad de Cartagena' has a promotional and initiation character and its main objective is to bring the sport to the whole world and that everyone can participate, that is why they can make athletes of all ages.

However, it is also, at the same time, a competitive test since it forms part of the Regional Circuit and is scoring for it.

Until Cartagena, participants from all over the region and other autonomous communities will come.

Among the athletes that will compete this Sunday are people from Alicante, Albacete and Almeria, mainly, but also from Galicia or Melilla.

In this sense, the race has had a success of inscriptions;

Since last week is closed the squares for the Sprint category (absolute), which already has 600 athletes.

There are also 200 registered minors and more than 20 women for the Women's Triathlon, which is intended only for non-federated women in order to attract them to the practice of this discipline.

Also, there is a category Kids for the smallest in which these are not launched into the water and is not competitive, so there are medals for everyone.

In addition, more than 100 volunteers and members of the club participate in the organization, in addition to the local police, firefighters and sponsors.

The course of the test is designed so that the public does not lose the visibility of the athletes in any moment practically without moving of the Place of the Heroes of Cavite and Cuba.

The different races will have a separation of five minutes between the men's and women's test.

Thus, the day will begin at 9:00 am with the Sprint category;

At 11:00 hours will be the departure of the fry;

The children's and cadets at 12:30 hours and finally the Women's Triathlon at 12:40 p.m.

The different categories have courses adapted to your requirement:

Absolute category: swimming, 750 meters;

Bicycle, 20 kilometers;

Walking race, 5 kilometers.

Categories child, cadet and Triathlon Women: swimming, 300 meters;

Bicycle, 8 kilometers;

Walking race, 2 kilometers.

Fingerfish category: swimming, 150 meters;

Bicycle, 4 kilometers;

Walking race, 1 kilometer.

The Councilor for Sports, Ricardo Segado, has defined triathlon as a sport "as hard as it is exciting to practice and see, since it is a spectacle" and has advanced that the athletes "will provide for about four hours a spectacular display of Strength, power, ability and endurance "in this" classic "sporting event.

For its part, the Councilor for Tourism has highlighted the possibility of "enjoying the fantastic surroundings of the historic Port of Cartagena, which is flanked by its impregnable fortresses" and indicated that the companions and the general public can "enjoy all these views ".

Likewise, Obdulia Gómez said that "every year the organization of this triathlon is overcome," while claiming that "the success of SERTRI 'Ciudad de Cartagena' is a success also for Cartagena."

He also invited the participants to come back not only to practice sports but also to get to know the city and enjoy all its offer.

The president of the Cartagena Triathlon Club and race director, Miguel López, commented that triathlon is already a fully consolidated sport and that the identity of SERTRI is "the environment in which it develops", a "unique environment".

The director of the delegation of Cadena SER in Cartagena, Antonio Rosas, commented that this test is a reference in the Region and in other communities and has described it as a "public holiday around sport".

"Our job is to communicate," said Rosas.

"Through the sport you can also spread the reality of a thriving city such as ours and that is well ahead in matters that have to do with heritage, with the tourist offer, with the gastronomic offer," he pointed out.

"Sport is also another of our tourist attractions," he added.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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