Today Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev presented medals to the participants of the Kazakhstan Open Triathlon Championship.

The championship was the first large-scale triathlon event in Kazakhstan. Triathlon, as a multi-sport race, promotes a healthy lifestyle.

About 200 professionals and sports enthusiasts took part in the Half Ironman three-stage race: 1.9 km swimming, 90 km cycling, 21 km running.

Bakytzhan Sagintayev presented medals to the Olympic champion, general manager of the Astana cycling team Alexander Vinokurov, Vice-President of the Kazakhstan Triathlon Federation, head of BI Group Holding Aydin Rakhimbayev, and the first female participating in the race, Nagima Kerimbayeva.

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The competitions became part of the comprehensive program of cultural, entertainment, and sporting events of the international specialized exhibition EXPO-2017.

Earlier, Chairman of the National Security Committee and President of the Triathlon Federation Karim Massimov announced the holding of competitions under the aegis of Ironman in Astana next year. The agreement to hold the Ironman series in Astana was signed with the World Triathlon Corporation.

www.primeminister.kz

Published: 30 July 2017

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