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21 August 2018
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Astana to hold BIGROUPIRONMAN 70.316.05.2018
Sports  19:07

The race BIGROUPIRONMAN 70.3 Astana will be attended by men and women, professionals and amateurs of different ages. In addition, participants of the social project "Sport without Borders", aimed at the socialization of visually impaired and blind people, are announced for the competition.

"One month later the IRONMAN race begins, for the first time, it will take place in the territory of the CIS and the countries of the former union ... Participants from 38 countries of the world announced, we are very glad that we were able to attract such an audience for the first competition, which is not typical in principle. holding IRONMAN, a large playground was built, " Vice-president of the Kazakhstan Triathlon Federation Aydin Rakhimbaev announced.

According to him, at the moment 1100 people have registered for the competition, among them many popular personalities, both civil servants, and sportsmen, and show business stars.

The event will be attended by prominent public servants and domestic athletes - Serik Sapiev, Alexander Vinokurov. Head of Presidential Administration Adilbek Dzhaksybekov, Prime Minister Karim Massimov may take the participation in the event too. We discussed it with everyone beforehand, everyone has a desire, but the question is in the schedule of work. Previously stipulated, including with Bolat Dzhamishev, " Aydin Rakhimbaev said.

"Start and finish will be in triathlon park. Athletes begin with a 1.9 km swim in the quiet waters of the Ishim river with water temperatures usually between 20°C and 24°C. Athletes will follow on the two-loop bike course," BI GROUP IRONMAN 70.3 Astana 2018 race director Alexey Sidorenko said.

According to him, when planning BIGROUPIRONMAN 70.3 Astana, all international standards are taken into account, and therefore the event will be most comfortable for athletes and fans. With this key goal, the route, entertainment for the guests have been developed, plans for cooperation with the Astana Mayor’s office, volunteers, and hotels of the city have been worked out.

"Athletes will go through the modern architecture of Astana, with features such as the President Palace, House of Ministry and Parliament all in view. Thousands of spectators will come out to cheer the athletes on over the 90.1kms. The 21.1km flat run course consists of 3 fast laps, allowing for fast run times and personal bests while thousands of spectators gather along the promenade next to the river to cheer the athletes along the course," Alexey Sidorenko informed.

Volunteers of Asana will be attracted in the organization process for assisting the foreign sportsmen. The city’s hotels will offer a discount for the participants, according to the organizers.

The competitions will be held on Sundays in June. Besides, IRONkids will be held too.

Every child from 8 to 15 years can participate in this competition, it will be held on Saturday, June 16 from 12 to 15 hours," Rakhimbaev announced.

He assured that in 2 - 3 years the organizers will come out with a proposal to hold a full IRONMAN in Astana. As a result of the current competition, the 50 best athletes will be able to win a ticket to participate in the World Cup in South Africa.

"Our start has been granted 50 slots for the World Championship, and slots will be played among athletes for participation in the World Cup in South Africa, which will be held in September," Sidorenko said.

Registration for participation in BIGROUPIRONMAN ends on May 28.

Source: BNews.kz

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