*40% increase in participants from last year
La Paz is all set and ready to host the second edition of “The Moonlight Triathlon” Pan American Cup Triathlon La Paz 2015 on Saturday, March 21st, 2015. This incredible event is where triathletes swim and cycle in the daylight and cross the finish line running under the moonlight.
Registration is now closed and 1150 participants have signed up and will be participating in the huge event. The presence of local, national and international athletes is expected. The City of La Paz is expecting participants to start arriving to the state capital on March 17th.
The event will count on two distances: Sprint (750m swim, 20k bike and 5k run) and Olympic (1.5k swim, 40k bike and 10k run).
Four different categories will take place at different times of the day in the Bay of La Paz and along the Malecon: sprint, Olympic, women only and kids. The most important competition is that of the elite category and that will take place starting at 12 noon. The results of the triathlon will be used to help select participants for the Olympics and Pan American Games.
The event will start with the swim on the Malecon of La Paz starting at Mariana Cortez and finish at the Kiosko at 16 de Septiembre.
Organizers say the Triathlon Pan American Cup La Paz 2015 will give the capital city of Baja California Sur the opportunity to promote itself to the world. La Paz’s natural beauty and culture richness will be on display and both levels of government along with the private sector will have to work along with organizers to make the event another success.
Triathlon was officially added to the Olympic Program by the IOC at its Congress in Paris in 1994. Triathlon made its Olympic debut at the 2000 Games in Sydney, with Switzerland’s Brigitte McMahon and Canada’s Simon Whitfield earning the sport’s first gold medals.