Asmaa Al Janahi: The UAE Triathlon Federation is to be launched Soon
A member of the UAE Triathlon Association Board, Asmaa Al Janahi, revealed that the official announcement of the UAE Triathlon Federation is approaching after the association fulfilled all conditions, the most prominent of which is the presence of 7 clubs in the country that practice the game.
The establishment of any federation for individual games requires three established clubs only that follow the laws and regulations in force in the UAE and fulfilled the conditions for membership specified in this system.
Asmaa Al Janahi said: "They are awaiting an appointment for a meeting that includes the members of the Board of Directors of the Public Authority for Sports for the official announcement of the UAE Triathlon Federation. Noting that, the current conditions due to the spread of the Corona Virus, are the main reason for delaying the declaration of the federation".
Asmaa Al Janahi confirmed that their preparations for the first virtual global race for Duathlon sport next Wednesday and Thursday has been completed. It includes two sports (running and cycling remotely) with the participation of 50 contestants from all nationalities and ages from all countries of the world.
She considered the organization of this race is an achievement for the association, as all the competent authorities organize challenges and not official virtual races. In addition, the winners in these challenges are not announced. While this virtual race is officially held and there are arbitrators who measure the duration and distance of the race that the player crosses, and the race time is 45 minutes (15 minutes running, 20 minutes bicycling, then 10 minutes running).
A member of the board of the UAE Triathlon Association stated that the association accepted the challenge. For the past two weeks, the association has been thinking about how to avoid fraud and find a suitable remotely way to know the results of the race with complete transparency, and how to ensure that the results are calculated from the screens of different devices.
Al Janahi indicated that they have set conditions for the contestants, including a race on a bike and a treadmill that calculates the length of time and the distance crossed by the contestant. She indicated that they divided the contestants into 5 groups; each group includes 10 players who compete over two days. The first-runners will be crowned gold, silver, and bronze medals in order.
She pointed out that the virtual race in its first version will continue in the future, because of its great importance in introducing the Triathlon players and its various races in the UAE. Also, it is not limited to the only game practitioners and thus allows for the participation of everyone from all countries of the world.