Ayla to host Asian triathlon cup next September

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Participants at the 2019 Red Sea Marathon hosted by Run Jordan. (Photo: Run Jordan)
AMMAN  — The Ayla Oasis Development Company (Ayla) announced that it will host the Asian Triathlon Cup, organized by the Jordanian Triathlon Association (JTA), on September 30 and October 1 in the Red Sea Port of Aqaba, according to the Jordan News Agency Petra. اضافة اعلان

An agreement has been signed by Ayla’s Managing Director Sahl Dudin, and the President of the JTA Tareq Al-Khayyat.

Ayla hosted the triathlon four times in the past, most recently in 2019. At that event, there was a high level of participation from local, regional, and international athletes, specifically 90 athletes representing 34 Arab, Asian, and International countries and 110 athletes from Jordan.

Dudin expressed delight in collaborating with the JTA to host the fourth edition of the 2022 ASTC Asian Triathlon Cup, following a two-year hiatus due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

“Hosting this tournament demonstrates Ayla’s commitment to sports in all their forms, as well as the company’s ongoing efforts to promote Aqaba and strengthen Jordan’s tourism and sports position on a regional and international scale,” he said.

Dudin noted that Ayla’s hosting of major golf, running, and swimming sports tournaments is the best evidence of the company’s ability to provide the necessary safe infrastructure for these types of quality sports on Ayla’s premises, in addition to its ability to provide hotel rooms for athletes participating in these tournaments and other tourists.

Khayyat commended Ayla’s ongoing assistance to promote Aqaba and Jordan as a well-equipped sports and other tourist destination.

Khayyat said that Ayla’s organizational and logistical capabilities helped increase the number of participating countries at the Arab, regional, and international levels, as well as attract distinguished players from around the world to participate in the tournament.

He emphasized that organizing similar tournaments allow Jordanian players to gain experience from professional players.

A triathlon is a multi-stage, marathon-style race that begins with swimming, then cycling, and finally running. The fastest in the final time of the competition, including transition times between swimming, cycling, and running, wins the race. A designated area for athletes to change their equipment for each race is included in the triathlon.

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