Riviera Maya, México: In the spirit of sport, Grupo Sunset World’s Triathlon Hacienda Tres Ríos made for a day of healthy family experiences and stories of triumph. With inscriptions at capacity, the event was held at Tres Ríos Natural Park in the Riviera Maya, had the endorsement of the Mexican Triathlon Federation, and included sprint and children’s categories.
The day started with the full sprint distance at 7:00 am. The triathletes started with the 750-meter swim in the sea, then entered the river against the current. Next, the 20-kilometer cycling test was tackled on a stretch of federal highway Playa del Carmen – Cancun, then participants ran 5 kilometers through the 132 hectares of Tres Ríos Natural Park.
In a tropical climate and with the rainforest jungle and beach as the backdrop, the athletes preformed remarkably. The overall winners were Sofía Alvarado Vargas in the women’s division, with a time of 1:11:40, and Eduardo Gallardo Ramírez in the men’s division with a time of 59:19.
The sporting event, which has become a favorite of local triathletes, offers the opportunity for athletes to experience the natural environment of the Riviera Maya while swimming against the current in a river surrounded by mangroves and in the Caribbean Sea, and running and biking on jungle trails.
Annie Arroyo, Sunset World Resorts & Vacation Experiences’ Corporate Branding and Communications Director, expressed her satisfaction with the event. “This is a celebrated this event at Hacienda Tres Ríos. Many children participated, including a 5-year-old. I think that this is part of the legacy of the triathlon, to pass down sportsmanship, comradery and healthy habits to new generations. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for participating in the Triathlon Hacienda Tres Ríos. And to all those involved, thank you very much for participating in this great adventure. “
Triathlon Hacienda Tres Ríos was sponsored in part by Grupo Regiomontano, Powerade, Cristal, By Sunset World, Innova, Life, Move Self Sportwear, GMC, Calica, Printeligencia, Cesare, Colegio Alexandre and Ayopi by Alexandre.
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