Giant Starkenn and Indian Institute of Fitness & Wellness (IIFW) to organize Pune’s first International Triathlon & Duathlon (PITD)

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Pune: Giant Starkenn Sports Pvt. Ltd. in association with Indian Institute of Fitness & Wellness (IIFW) is organizing the Pune International Triathlon & Duathlon (PITD) in Pune on 19th March, 2017. This first-of-its-kind event which follows international triathlon norms is scheduled to be held at Manas Lake near Bhugaon in Pune. 850 plus fitness and cycling enthusiasts are expected to participate in this event. Participants are coming from across the country from cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Navi Mumbai, Baramati, Beed, Nashik, Kolhapur, Mysore, Noida, etc. The event will also see a few international participants from countries like South Africa and USA.
Rules and regulations basis international triathlon norms will be implemented during all the races. The event is divided into two different races, Triathlon and Duathlon. Triathlon will involve three different sports such as Swimming, Biking and Running. Duathlon will involve two different sports which are running and biking. Each race will have its sub-categories such as Sprint, Olympic & Half Triathlon. Another first is a category for kids in both the Triathlon and Duathlon disciplines. Each category will have its own swim, bike and run distance. Triathlon event will start from Manas Lake and will end in the Balewadi sports complex whereas duathlon events will take place at the Balewadi sports complex.

Mr. Pravin Patil, MD & CEO, Starkenn Sports. Pvt. Ltd and Dr. Anand Patil, Founder IIFW addressed a press conference today to announce this initiative. The ultimate aim of PITD event is to create awareness about health mapping and promote active and healthy lifestyle by engaging with the community.

Speaking on the occasion, an enthusiastic Mr. Pravin V Patil, Managing Director and CEO, Starkenn Sports Pvt Ltd said, “We are proud to be associated with Pune’s first International Triathlon & Duathlon (PITD) and trust me this is going to be a grand event. This is first of its kind of event in India where we are following all the international Triathlon norms. At Giant Starkenn, our aim is to promote the culture and the sport of cycling, and to build awareness around the benefits of outdoor endurance fitness regimes. I believe that an event of this caliber will help promote a sports culture and create awareness the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle and the importance of health mapping. Today only sports or exercise is not sufficient but every individual needs to know what sports or exercise is best for them by identifying the fitness & wellness levels of an individual. I would like to congratulate IIFW team for their efforts in creating awareness about health mapping. I would also like to thank Manas Lakes and Resorts for providing us with a beautiful venue in Pune. With this activity we aim to continue our association with the IIFW and to extend our support in all their future endeavors to promote cycling and sports for a better tomorrow.”

Dr. Anand Patil,Founder IIFW said, “I am very happy to announce Pune’s first International Triathlon & Duathlon (PITD) with Giant Starkenn. We at IIFW are continuously taking efforts to promote importance of health mapping along with the sports and exercise across the communities by means of “Proactive Health Mapping” solutions. I would like to acknowledge the efforts of Starkenn Sports for being a frontrunner in promoting cycling as a lifestyle in India. We are extremely happy to partner with them and look forward to a continued association. Persons participating in Triathlon and Duathlon (PITD) event can also book a health mapping session with us”