By Evie Andreou
LARNACA is to celebrate European Mobility Week later this month with a triathlon taking place within its urban area, the town’s municipality said.
The triathlon, which will take place on September 21 along Phinikoudes beach front and Piale Pasha Street, includes the three disciplines of swimming (750m), cycling (20km) and running (5km).
The municipality said it is hosting the triathlon within the framework of the mobility week which this year is themed ‘Our streets, our choice’ in cooperation with the Cyprus Triathlon Federation and the Nireus Thriathlon club.
“Triathlon is an important sports event, which is organised in our town and in which more than a hundred athletes are expected to participate, as well as people that would like to experience this sport for the first time,” the announcement said.
There will be seven categories for men and women in the age groups of 14 to 19, 20 to 39 and 40+, as well as a team relay.
The municipality said that it wants to offer a different morning to citizens and visitors and to highlight the sport.
Larnaca municipality is also taking part in the Mobility Week Award challenge together with 2,000 European towns and cities and has won second place in 2011, as well as a place in the top-ten in 2012 and 2013.
For information visit the Facebook page Larnaka – European Mobility Week, or call 99 044246. For entries, call 99 444447.