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27 Nov

New World International Triathlon 2013

First Triathlon on Hong Kong’s Urban Waterfront

Title-sponsored by New World Group and organised by AQUAWIZ, New World International Triathlon 2013, to be held in Tsim Sha Tsui East on 1 December 2013 (Sunday), is the first triathlon to take place in urban Hong Kong with more than 300 international and local participants.

A true test of endurance and sportsmanship, the multi-stage swimming, cycling and running endurance race will feature Olympians including Danylo Sapunov and Yuliya Yelistratova (Ukraine), Joao Silva (Portugal), Simon Agostron (Austria), Tony Dodds (New Zealand), Yuichi Hosoda (Japan) and Vladimir TurBaevskiy (Russia) and representatives from other national and local triathlon teams. The race embraces a total of six categories ranging from Olympic to amateur level.

Elite and Turbo athletes will challenge themselves with swimming 1.2 km in the Victoria Harbour near the International Mail Centre, then cycling 30km along Princess Margaret Road Link and Salisbury Road.  Triathletes embarks on the final component of running 7.5 km along the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade to finish on Avenue of Stars.  There is a shorter "Flash" distance for sprint triathletes as well as Open and Super Star Aquathlon. The race also features a charity Relay category where local elites and amateurs from the respective Hong Kong swimming, cycling and running fields team up in three legs to race the Turbo distance.

Genevieve Pong, event organiser of New World International Triathlon, said, "It is our pleasure to pioneer the first urban triathlon in Tsim Sha Tsui, with great support and cooperation from title sponsor New World Group, various Hong Kong Government departments and all other supporting parties involved. Safety is the top priority of this race - all athletes must have passed the selection races or present the required proofs of race experience to become eligible to enter the race. We are glad to see that more than 300 local and international triathletes have prepared and trained themselves well for the race."

Maria Cheung, General Manager of Corporate Communication of New World Development Company Limited, said, "New World Group is delighted to title sponsor the first international triathlon which demonstrates our commitment to  advocating local sports development and promoting healthy lifestyle. Other than bringing to Hong Kong a professional event of Olympic prowess, the race also offers an opportunity for local athletes and an Aquathlon for children to take part in the race which we hope would help raise awareness of triathlon and foster the development of this sport in Hong Kong."

New World International Triathlon 2013 will commence at 7:00am on 1 December 2013 (Sunday). Spectators are welcome to watch the exciting races and cheer for the athletes along the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront and the Avenue of Stars.

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New World Development Company Limited

New World Development Company Limited ("The Group"; Stock Code: 17.HK) is a leading conglomerate based in Hong Kong. The Group was founded in 1970 and publicly listed in Hong Kong in 1972. It is a constituent stock of the Hang Seng Index with a total asset value of HK$332.2 billion as at 30 June 2013.

For more than four decades, the Group has expanded from a single focus on the property business to four core areas: property, infrastructure & service, department store and hotel. As at 30 June 2013, the Group has an effective interest of approximately 61.1% in NWS Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 659.HK), approximately 69.8% in New World China Land Limited (Stock Code: 917.HK) and approximately 72.3% in New World Department Store China Limited (Stock Code: 825.HK).