Youngsters at both Merchant Taylors' Junior Boys' and Junior Girls' Schools were put through their paces for a Charity Duathlon
It was the first qualifying event for Great Britain selection for the 2014 World Duathlon
Championships, for which both have qualified.
He said "The Duathlon
race is one of the major sport events, which is organised and supported by NBHF, with the purpose of spreading awareness on the positive effects of sports on human health, especially among the youth."
The Kids Duathlon
consists of a 200m swim and 2km run for the younger category and a 300m swim and 2.5km run for the older children.
Following the Grand Prix races (5km, 10km, 15km) which were organised by the BRR and hosted in Riffa Views in November last year, the duathlon
requires participants to complete a total of 28km divided into three separate legs -- a 3km run, followed by a 20km cycle and a 5km run to finish.
The 32-year-old from Broxburn, who has three world and two European duathlon
titles to her credit and is the current long course champion in the bike-run event, will have to beat defending champion and world record-holder, fellow Brit ChrissieWellington if she is to win the event.
will feature a three-km run, 19.7km cycle, and five-km run.
The women's duathlon
, however, provided more entertainment for the crowd, with 28-year-old Bucher and Melissa Lombardi, of South Africa, continually exchanging the leading position.
Ganzon, the former national duathlon
champion, raced in the female 30-34 age group category and crossed the finish barely two minutes behind Ramos in 2:29:14.
The 28-year-old actress-host also shared the struggle she faced while participating in the duathlon
, which she conquered - largely inspired by Joshua and Jerome.
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Aside from triathlon, the 2019 SEA Games will have duathlon
competitions and Filipinos are also favored to rule the event.