Praia da Luz Triathlon expects “record 200 athletes”

A “record 200 athletes” from all over the world are expected to take part in Saturday’s much-anticipated Praia da Luz Triathlon.

Organiser Tom Longhurst said “this is the largest number” of people taking part since the event was launched two years ago, thus expectations are high.

In a nutshell, the Praia da Luz Triathlon is a sports contest that not only offers athletes a tough, competitive challenge but also aims to promote the Algarve and support local charities.

Starting at Praia da Luz beach at 9.30am, the competition features two separate events – a Sprint Triathlon (750m in the sea, 20km bike ride and 5km run); and a more challenging Olympic Triathlon (1.5km swim, 40km bike ride and 10km run).
Both fixtures are divided into individual and team categories.

They will be followed by an after-party and prize-giving at Luz Ocean Club’s ‘The Garden’ Bar.

Once again, money raised will go towards long-standing Luz-based charity NECI, which cares for physically and mentally challenged children and adults.

The competition is organised by the Algarve Triathlons group, led by Longhurst and Ocean club manager John Hill.

The duo told the Resident in 2014 that they hoped the event would become an annual event (click here) – a goal they have now achieved.

For more information, visit http://www.algarvetriathlons.com/