21st International Alanya Triathlon European Cup Championship Final: Technical Meeting
The technical meeting of the 21st International Alanya Triathlon European Cup Championship Final which will take place in 02.10.2011 was held. Before the macaroni party on the eve of the race, during the technical meeting, Triathlon Federation President Hamdi Güneş announced that the 2012 European Cup Championship will be held in our country as ITU delegate Alper Nagi informed the athletes about the race and technical issues.
As the race course and details were explained during the technical meeting, ITU delegate Alper Nagi announced that all categories will start an hour earlier and especially emphasized that the racers will be penalized for 15s in case of a faul.
Elite Men and Elite Women has a total of 88 participants as Elite Men has 64 (including 13 Turkish racers) and Elite Women has 24 (including 3 Turkish racers). Junior Men will have 53 and Junior Women will have 26 racers as Age Categories will be hosting 9 women and Men will have 100 athletes between the age of 20 – 50 in 5 different categories.
With the cooperation of Triathlon Federation and Alanya Municipality, the organization seems to had reached Europe standards. During the macaroni party after the technical meeting, the image of the athletes seemed just like the foreign events. We could say that the increasing popularity of the Alanya Triathlon is proportional to the success of the organization.