The biggest thriathlon in Greece celebrated its 5th anniversary and it was better than ever!
I was in Spetses between May 5-7 to experience unique moments of sportsmanship as well as participating in a great cause since the race is one of the most important sports events in Greece.
The 5th year of the event proved to be one of the most successful in the history of Spetsathlon, breaking any previous record of participation - and I am grateful for being there to experience it.
For a glimpse of how exciting this weekend was, I kept you updated through my Instagram stories; Spetses is such a magical place to be so, of course, I had to share it with the world.
More than 1.100 triathletes participated in the Endurance, Sprint Thriathlon, Swimming Race, Bike Race, the SUP event and the Twilight Charity Run. In addition to the thriathletes, there were more than 3.000 visitors in Spetses to attend the event, making Spetsathlon one of the most popular sports events in Greece.
Photo credits: Νίκος Καρανικόλας, Luc Percival, Παναγιώτης Μαυρομάτης
There's one moment I will always cherish from day one of the event and this was when the Paralympic winner Dimitris Karipidis finished the race, receiving the warm applause and welcome by the crowd recognizing its tremendous effort.
Day one continued with the Spetsathlon SUP Event and the 25K Spetses Bike Race which were held on the same day and ended with the Pasta Party – a favorite for all the athletes and visitors of the event! Sunday was the day of the Spetses Thriathlon Sprint (750m. Swimming, 25k cycling and 5k running), the Thriathlong Endurance (1.5k swimming, 50k cycling and 10k running), as well as the relays.
Mrs. Marina Coutarelli was the heart and soul of the event who, along with the Communication Lab team, managed to pinpoint the importance of participation, the value of the athletic spirit and the importance of persistence, fair play and effort.
Apart from that, their excellent organization offered every one of us the opportunity to visit and love Spetses so much, we can't wait to be back again - this time to participate and compete!
The motto/hashtag of the weekend indicates the spirit of the event: #2winis2participate.
I was enjoying Biotherm's Brunch at the terrace of Hotel Posidonio, watching the triathletes and the wonderful view of the sea ahead. Although, I didn't have the chance to participate this year, I am ready to do so next year!
You can watch everything about my experience at the Spetsathlon on my Youtube channel.
A huge thank you to Communication Lab for the invitation to attend this year's Spetsathlon so I could share my experience with all of you and to Spetses Hotel for my accommodation. It was a magical weekend and I am already counting the days to be back in Spetses!
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