Triathlon returns


Latrobe Valley Triathlon Club’s (LVTC) winter triathlon is set to return as part of the 100 Multisport Festival on 20 and 21 September.

The two day event at Hazelwood Pondage will see competitors ranging in standard from beginner to elite battle it out in a variety of triathlon, open water swim and endurance events.

Entry fees will help support the children’s wards at the Latrobe Regional Hospital and West Gippsland Hospital with $5 from every nomination going to ‘Give Me 5 For Kids’.

Saturday’s events cater for the beginners through to more experienced triathletes and open water swimmers with the Latrobe Valley Winter Triathlon across the fun, sprint and Olympic distance categories followed by the 1.5km open water swim.

Sunday’s feature event – the Hazelwood 100 – will test the endurance of competitors brave enough to take the challenge of a 2km swim, 80.5km bike ride and

17.5km run.

With a prize pool of $5,000 up for grabs the event is already attracting the attention of a number amateur triathletes who are taking on the elite pros toe to toe for the dough.

In addition LVTC will run ‘Hardman’ and ‘Hardwoman’ events, in which competitors are required to complete both the Olympic distance triathlon on Saturday and the Hazelwood 100 on Sunday.

The male and female athletes with the fastest combined times will be crowned the 2014 Hazelwood Hardman/Hardwoman and win $2,500 each.

Early registrations are encouraged as event entries are strictly limited.

Last entries close on 31 August 2014.

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