More than 40 families took part in duathlon competitions
41 capital family, armed with bicycles, helmets, comfortable sports shoes, cheerfulness and good mood, gathered in the triathlon Park «Astana» on the family duathlon. Capital of Kazakhstan celebrated the Day of family with the competition, held under the slogan «Healthy family – healthy nation”.
The organizer of the duathlon was the Department of culture and sports of Astana akimat. Early in the morning father, mother and their children, equipped with what is called the eyeballs, already warming up under the guidance of fitness trainers in the rhythm of the Groovy music.
In total, the current duathlon provided 3 age categories for children: 8-9 years, 10-11 years and 12-13 years. Total distance was 4.5 km. First started dad ran 2.1 km, they passed the baton to mothers who have overcome the same distance, but on bicycles. The competition was completed by children who needed to reach the finish line another 300 meters.
«Our «family duathlon» has become traditional, as it is held in Astana for the third time. I am glad that this year we have many more families involved than last year. Last year, 30 families took part. This year we added a category of 8-9 years. In the next we want to include 5-6 year old children in the program. Application for participation is submitted in electronic form, a prerequisite was the presence of the helmet and the admission of the doctor», – said the head of the Directorate for conducting of sport-mass actions of the akimat of Astana Azamat Imashev.
The winners of the first three prizes in each category received household appliances (TVs), and their children received brand new bicycles. In memory of each participant, the organizers awarded special medals. The ceremony of awarding and honoring the winners continued with a lottery, in which 5 bicycles were played among the duathlon participants.
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