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Ghana Triathlon Federation to hold 6th Kempinski-Cowbell Race Series

The Ghana Triathlon Federation (GTF) will be holding its “6th Kempinski-Cowbell Race Series” at the University of Ghana, Legon (UG) swimming pool at 7:00am on Sunday, 14th May, 2017.

Over 70 triathletes from Ghana and other nationalities have registered to take part in the event which will see athletes swim 600m, bike 18.9km and run 5.6km.

The route will take participants from the Legon Swimming Pool through some principal streets of the University campus and to the finish line at the swimming pool area.

This latest event comes after the GTF successfully organised the first ever “Children and Youth Triathlon” race also at the UG last month.

The GTF has been one of the fastest growing national sports federations in Ghana ever since staging its first Ghana triathlon race in March, 2015.

The GTF subsequently sealed sponsorship deals with the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City and Cowbell Ghana, enabling them to organise three triathlon events annually.

Owing to the success of the races and sponsorships, Ghana has been able to take part in the Africa Triathlon Union (ATU) and Pan Arab Championships in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt on two occasions.

Triathletes Abdul Rauf Zakaria and Laila Werburi Zangwio made the trip to the championships in Egypt earlier this year, with Laila clinching an impressive first place in her age category race.

Ridding on the back of the successful introduction of the sport locally and international exposure, the GTF’s main focus now is to get athletes to qualify and represent Ghana at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.