Triangle Events signs agreement with Triathlon South Africa
Triangle Events South Africa has announced the signing of a cooperation agreement between the company and South Africa’s triathlon governing body, Triathlon South Africa. The agreement, which is subject to board approval of Triathlon South Africa and the approval of World Triathlon Corporation, “will serve to benefit the sport of triathlon in South Africa and ultimately South African triathletes”, says a joint press release.
The two bodies have in the past had their differences but these have been duly settled and this agreement has put in place a cooperation that has been a long time in coming. “It is a victory for the sport of triathlon in South Africa and will go a long way towards ensuring the continued growth and development of the sport in the country”, says the release.
“Rekindling this relationship was long overdue and I am very glad that we have now done that. By signing the cooperation agreement Triathlon South Africa are confirming our commitment to building a strong working relationship with Triangle Events South Africa for the benefit of triathlon and our athletes,” says Dr Debbie Alexander, president of Triathlon South Africa.
Triangle Events South Africa is renowned for their flagship event, the Spec-Savers Ironman South Africa as well as the Spec-Savers Ironman 70.3 South Africa, the Vodacom Corporate Triathlon Challenge, and the Pritt Ironkids. In future, all events will now be sanctioned by Triathlon South Africa including new events on the horizon, such as the upcoming 5150 Series South Africa.
“We are delighted to have put pen to paper on such an important agreement not only for Triangle Events South Africa, but ultimately for the sport of triathlon and triathletes in South Africa. The signing of this agreement is a milestone moment for the sport and serves to the betterment of triathlon which is a vision that we at Triangle Events readily strive towards,” says Managing Director of Triangle Events South Africa, Keith Bowler.
The strengthened ties between the two bodies mark a significant forward leap for triathlon in South Africa and all Ironman athletes are urged to join Triathlon South Africa and form part of this effort to uphold and strengthen the sport in the country. All Triangle Events will now require a TSA licence. The licence can be purchased on the day of an event although it will be more cost effective if purchased prior to events.
“Signing the agreement is an incredibly significant event in the life of South African triathlon and an action that I know will be welcomed and applauded by our athletes. Our actions demonstrate a commitment from both parties to work together to grow and develop the sport and I look forward to a long and happy association with Triangle Events South Africa,” added Alexander
The future of triathlon in South Africa is indeed bright and this cooperation agreement serves as a marker from whence to take the sport to unprecedented heights in South Africa. These are exciting times for the sport indeed!