First ever Super League Triathlon is taking place in Malta
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Malta is, for the first time ever, hosting one of the biggest sporting events this weekend, when world class international triathletes are participating in the Malta leg of the new season of the Super League Triathlon.
While the team have been in Malta they have visited schools, met with ALS activist Bjorn Formosa and visited Gozo, where they met the Minister for Gozo Dr Justyne Caruana.
The Malta Tourism Authority said that the event is expected to draw the attention of many others with many local enthusiasts eagerly looking forward to watching this second leg of the event, which is being held in the three cities.
The first leg took place in Jersey, and following this second leg here in Malta. it will then continue across Majorca, Singapore and Australia.
The MTA explained that this sporting discipline is among the most popular sports in the world and Malta’s unique scenery will complement the challenges and excitement this event offers.
This sport is very well known for its difficulty as well as the spirit of adventure it evokes, and the Maltese public will have every opportunity to closely follow the world’s best athletes as they compete against each other in the still relatively warm October temperatures.
Among the athletes participating this weekend are: Alistair Brownlee (United Kingdom), Ashleigh Gentle (Australia), Carolina Routier (Spain), Flora Duffy (Bermuda), Henri Schoeman (South Africa), Jacob Birtwhistle (Australia), Jonny Brownlee (United Kingdom), Katie Zaferes (USA), Mario Mola (Spain), Nicola Spirig (Switzerland), Rachel Klamer (Netherlands) and Richard Murray (L South Africa).
Attendance is free to watch and for more details please see the Triathlon Super League facebook page.
Photograph: MGOZ/Terry Camilleri