The Aquathlon Championship shall be disputed on the Standard Distance, which consists of a 2.5KM run, followed by a 1000m swim and concluded by a 2.5KM run. The race will start at 5:30pm in front of the Marsaxlokk Waterpolo Club.
Aquathlon, together with duathlon and triathlon, the three most important aspects of multisport. The International Triathlon Union, the global governing body of multisport, has been organizing world championships for aquathlon since 1997.
'The Malta Triathlon Federation aims at giving its members and partecipants the full opportunities of racing different formats of multisport and therefore it has decided to include for the first time ever a National Aquathlon Champipnships during its season. We are delighted to see a lot of interest in this type of multisport and we are certain that this will not be the last time this championships will be organised' said Cyprian Dalli, President of the Malta Triathlon Federation.
In its aim to encourage more future generations of athletes to partecipate in multisport events, the Federation, together with its Malta Youth Triathlon Academy-MYTA, will be organising an aquathlon for kids and youths straight after the event.
Race application forms can be obtained from the Federation's website www.triathlonmalta.org. On Monday 15 September a race registration and race briefing event will be held. For more information, one can reach the federation on its hotline 7903 7933.