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28 Nov

New World International Triathlon 2014 Overseas Olympians and Local Athletes Prepare for the Race at Victoria Harbour and Tsim Sha Tsui East

 Title-sponsored by New World Group and organised by AQUAWIZ, New World International Triathlon will be held in Tsim Sha Tsui East for the second time on 30 November 2014 (Sunday). The Race will gather about 400 international and local athletes to compete for top titles at Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade. The route design has been modified. Some contestants of the Elite category also shared preparation tips during an on-site media briefing before the event.

The Organiser enhanced the route, including the start, transition zone and finish, to produce a more compact race zone and allow spectators to cheer for the racers along the route. TheTriathlon will kick off with a 1.2-km swim of the Elite and Turbo Triathlon categories, then a 32.27-km cycling race along Princess Margaret Road Link, Hung Hom Bypass and Salisbury Road, and followed by a 7.58-km run along the Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade. Flash and Aquathlon contestants will compete in shorter distances, while teams of three in Relay Triathlon will swim, bike and run on the same route as the Elite and Turbo categories. To promote triathlon among children, a a cycling race has been added to turn the Aquathlon into the Super Star Triathlon for children aged 8 to 12.

World-class triathletes and elite local athletes will compete in the top-tier triathlon along the Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade. Elite racers were invited to visit the route prior to the event, including Tony Dodds from New Zealand, Yuliya Yelistratova and Daniil Sapunov from Ukraine and Vladimir Turbaevskiy and Alexandra Razarenova from Russia. They shared preparation tips and were thrilled to compete alongside local athletes in the event set against Hong Kong’s amazing skyline.

Genevieve Pong, event organiser of New World International Triathlon, said, “It is our pleasure to have New World International Triathlon in Tsim Sha Tsui for the second time, with great support and cooperation from the title sponsor New World Group, various Hong Kong Government departments and  other parties involved. Like last year, safety is the top priority. All athletes must have passed the selection races or present the required proofs of race experience to be eligible for the race. We have drawn a number of world-class athletes, including three-time Olympian Daniil Sapunov and Incheon Asian Game champion Yuichi Hosoda.”

Maria Cheung, General Manager of Corporate Communication of New World Development Company Limited, said, “With a commitment to promoting sports, New World Group sponsors major local sporting events to spread positive energy in the community. We are honoured to support New World International Triathlon again this year. We will see world-class triathletes at the event and local young athletes in the Super Star Triathlon. It is our hope to popularise and raise the standards of triathlon in Hong Kong.”

New World International Triathlon is an ultimate challenge that combines swimming, cycling and running. This year, it will have Elite, Triathlon, Aquathlon and Relay races. The six categories are Elite, Turbo, Flash, Super Star, Open and Relay. The event will commence at 6:45am on 30 November 2014 (Sunday). Spectators are welcome to watch the exciting races and cheer on the athletes along the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront.

 

New World Development Company Limited

Founded in 1970, New World Development Company Limited ("New World Group", Stock Code: 17.HK) was publicly listed in Hong Kong in 1972 and is a constituent stock of the Hong Kong Hang Seng Index. A diversified holding company with a focus on property development, New World Group’s core business areas include property development, infrastructure and service, department stores and hotels. As at 30 June 2014, the total asset value of the Group amounted to HK$369.2 billion.

As at 30 June 2014, the Group has an effective interest of approximately 61.3% in NWS Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 659.HK), approximately 69.7% 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).

 

AQUAWIZ

AQUAWIZ (www.aquawiz2000.com) is dedicated to promoting the sport of triathlon and the spirit of triathletes in Hong Kong.  The company organizes high-quality multi-sport events primarily in Hong Kong and aim to provide the safest and fairest races for athletes to familiarize themselves with the standards of world-class events.