tough to overcome your limits. Perhaps the most difficult achievement of all.
It is a possessed fight for victory, that does not depend on any other quality,
apart from your will to finish.
this kind of will and expectation, Apollon Triathlon Club has began
preparations for a unique event, that will be staged for the first time ever in
Challenge 226 will take place on October 26, in Kiotari beach, just a few miles
out of Lindos, with the start line and the transition area located inside
full support of Rodos Municipal Culture & Athletics Organization (Δ.Ο.Π.Α.Ρ), citizens and visitors will have
the opportunity to admire for the first time ever in Rhodes Island (and also in
Greece), an ironman distance triathlon race. With the full distance reaching
the challenge of 226 kilometers, athletes will be required to swim 3.8 Km in
the open sea, to bike 180 Km in South Rhodes great landscape and finally run
42.2 Km (a classic marathon distance).
current establishment of triathlon races in Greece, it is on its own a great
achievement to be able to overcome every obstacle and manage to organize such a
triathlon event. Organizers aspire to attract many participants from Israel,
Turkey, UK, along with the greek triathletes coming from the mainland of
Greece. The number of athletes in the start line is expected to be over 50 (!),
a very encouraging fact, given that the first ironman race in Hawaii on 1979
had 15 participants.
If one just
conceives the significance of such a triathlon celebration, owes to support the
effort of the winners. Yes, winners, because in such a race, finish rank has no
particular value. What is above all, is the will to exceed your limits and
cross the finish line, which on its own is the greatest victory of all.
considered today, from a continuously increasing number of the population, that
one person’s body and soul combined, is the only vehicle for the course of his
life. One owes to give both body and soul every care and attention. Away from
the so commonly invented excuse of the absence of available time to train, the
amateur triathletes of Apollon Triathlon Club, always find time in the day to
train, in contrast to the majority that has adopted a passive and idle living
style. On October 26, we all owe to be present, as volunteers and supporters of
this superhuman effort.
Miraluba Hotel, Kiotari
06:30, Finish time: 21:30, Time limit: 15 hours