Samarkand, The Gulf Observer: Preparations are underway in Samarkand for another international sports competition – Challenge Samarkand Triathlon, held under the Challenge Family brand.
The competition will take place on September 16-17 this year at the International Tourist Center “Great Silk Road” with the participation of the Ministry of Youth Policy and Sports, the National Olympic Committee, the Triathlon Federation of Uzbekistan, the Samarkand Regional Hokimiyat and other partner organizations.
Participants will test their skills in swimming, cycling, and running.
It should be noted that Challenge Family is one of the most famous brands of triathlon competitions held at various distances. Every year, it attracts more than 50 thousand participants. About 2 thousand athletes from more than 35 countries are expected to participate in the competitions in Samarkand.
According to the head of the Samarkand Regional Department for Youth Policy and Sports, Shukhrat Ruziyev, large-scale work on organizing Challenge Samarkand at a high level is currently being completed, which includes hosting sports teams, improving the venues for competitions, and holding entertainment events for their participants.
The Challenge Samarkand swimming competition will be held in the pool of the Samarkand rowing canal, one of the largest in Asia. The “Cycle” stage, consisting of two circles, will begin from the “Great Silk Road” tourist complex. During the cycling race, participants will get acquainted with beautiful views of the city’s historical monuments.