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Cuba postpones Havana Triathlon to February 2023

Cuba postpones Havana Triathlon to February 2023

Havana, Sep 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuba postponed the Seventh edition of the Havana Triathlon from October 23 this year to February 26, 2023, organizers reported here.
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The president of the Federation of the discipline in this Caribbean island, Alejandro Puerto, explained the change occurs due to the prevailing situation in the world, “fundamentally with diseases,” he stressed.

The word spread among sports lovers and those who signed up for this October are joined by others who will open space in their free time and will come in February, Puerto considered in statements to the digital publication Jit.

The circuit will be the same, starting from the Marina Hemingway and finishing at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba, in the three categories called: the elite event with a continental cup, the sprint and the middle distance, he detailed.

The last two will be by category, he added, while highlighting the holding of all competitions on the same day to affect viability in the city as little as possible, especially in part of the Havana boardwalk.

He mentioned an event similar to the Havana Triathlon, at the Olympic distance for young people from 16 to 23 years old, a request from the world athletics federation to develop this discipline, he added.

We visited the site where the championship should be held and we have the possible circuit, also designed to contribute to the tourist area of ​​Varadero, concluded Puerto.

The Havana Triathlon, emblematic on the international calendar, will return to the so-called month of lovers after three years without being held due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Cuban Michel González prevailed on February 23, 2020 in the middle distance of the sixth edition, which meant his fourth victory, while on that day the equally local Kevin Milián and Isabel Rodríguez triumphed in the popular sprint.

This modality awarded 24 categories, up to 79-year-old men, with Central American, American and European triathletes grabbing headlines.

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