Athletes and coaches that will compete at the 5th edition of the National Triathlon championship are expected to arrive in Lagos on Friday.
A course familiari-zation tour and a brief to all athletes and coaches will take place on May 5, while the competition will hold on May 6 with about 120 athletes from all over the country expected to take part.
Also, traditional sponsors of triathlon in Nigeria, De United foods (Indomie), DHL, Link-age Assurance and Grand Oak Nigeria Limited are all backing the championship.
Outgoing President of the Nigeria Triathlon Union (NTU), Dr Lanre Glover commended the sponsors and urged other corporate organisations to emulate the kind gesture.
“I must commend the sponsors for staying by the NTU despite the harsh economic condition. It shows that they are lovers of sports and triathlon in particular. One can only hope that other organisations would take a cue from this kind gesture,” Glover added.
Speaking further on the championship, the NTU boss stated that the competition, which will hold on Sunday would commence at 8am with the medal and prize presentation slated for 3pm on the same day.