By ZBC Reporter
All is set for the 14th edition of the Bonaqua Africa Triathlon Cup slated for the 25th of this month at Troutbeck resort in Nyanga.
Moved from its usual February slot due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 edition of the Bonaqua Africa Triathlon Cup will now be held on the 25th of this month.
Thirty one international athletes from nine (9) different countries will descend upon Troutbeck for a chance to be crowned Africa’s best in the Elite Men and Women’s category as well as the Africa Triathlon Junior cup.
Triathlon Events Director Rick Fulton explained the importance of the race, highlighting that it is a precursor to a number of major competitions.
This earns athletes ranking points ahead of other international events and also with Olympics on the horizon, we are only three years away from Paris23. This is an opportunity for them to try qualify early, he said.
Greer Wynn, a veteran with 25 years of experience will represent Zimbabwe in the elite women event.
With COVID-19 our February race was cancelled so to able to represent my country and fly the flag I am really grateful .Yes there are frustrations but I was determined and I believed that the race will take place one day so I continued training, noted Wynn.
Apart from the elite competition, the third edition of the Africa Triathlon Union (ATU), will be staged at the same venue.
It will see Zimbabwe hosting junior athletes from, Zambia, Egypt, Tunisia, Mauritius, Namibia and South Africa.