The defending winner, Ebenezer Osabutey, confirmed he has dropped none of his trademark electricity and rhythm on the two wheels and he hung on in the operate to triumph in 1:20:06s seconds.
As the name indicates, triathlon is a several phase competition involving three continual endurance disciplines – swimming, biking and operating – at the same time in a length of 600m, 20km and 5km respectively.
Fifty-8 triathletes together with Australian Significant Commissioner to Ghana Andrew Barnes and British Substantial Commissioner Iain Walker participated in the collection.
All the winners went property with shining medals as well as merchandise from sponsors Cowbell and a branded Ghana Triathlon Lacoste.
Speaking at the stop of a profitable day of competitors, President of the Ghana Triathlon Federation Bawa Fuseini was happy to share the success story for the Federation.
“It is fascinating to know that people who participated in the African Cup in this article in Ghana this 12 months went in advance to earn the African Online games in Morocco.
“They have been 3rd and 4th in Ghana but emerged 1st and 2nd in the African Video games. This displays what we did at Labadi earlier this yr has yielded success and we are also going to focus on Ghana Triathlon not only structured but to get Ghana triathlete to contend favourably for Ghana Triathlon at the worldwide levels.”
The race was a single of the quite a few races GTF is arranging to create and produce generational pipeline and to also unearth and polish the rising young skills for the potential of Ghana triathlon.
A further higher level of the function was the reliance of the two commissioners who challenged the young athletes for honours.
British High Commissioner Iain walker was overcome and commended the Federation for this sort of an awesome organisation.
“They must do it all over again due to the fact I have finished a handful of triathlon in the United kingdom and this is actually effectively organised and truthfully this genuinely very good pleasurable,” he observed.
“I stimulate everybody to get concerned due to the fact it is a combination of qualities and some of the Ghanaians are really amazing.”
Nicolas Huc and his crew were being winners in the relay event with a time of 1:11:05 seconds.
Ghana will be internet hosting the 2023 All Africa Video games and the African Triathlon Union and the Global Triathlon Union are all set to aid Ghana to reach the degree where it can host the relaxation of African levels of competition.
The occasions and head of the PR of Cowbell, Gideon Kodo said: “Promasidor, the producers of Cowbell, are actually grateful to Bawa and his team for the possibility and the determination they place in supporting this sport. We pray and hope Ghana Triathlon [Federation] grows and will become a even larger athletics in Ghana”.
He extra: “Cowbell as a manufacturer, we usually have been committed to selling lesser acknowledged sports activities. Cowbell for practically the past 20 many years have been supporting biking in Ghana [and] now triathlon.
“Having the two significant commissioners in excess of right here, collectively with the athletes and the media homes as very well, that are present here right now and ourselves Cowbell getting listed here, we can only say Indeed it’s been good and we glance forward for a superior a person in the next opposition that we structured.”
The Ghana Triathlon Federation (GTF) is getting ready the floor to host all African nations around the world following year for the ATU, ITU Africa Championship.
By Daniel Nana Kwame Yeboah|3information.com|Ghana