By Centre Sports Reporter
Bonaqua Triathlon Africa Cup has lined up yet another bigger and
better competition for this year’s edition which is slated for Saturday.
The event is being hosted at the ceremonious traditional home of
Triathlon, Troutbeck Resort, in the mountainous area of Nyanga.
This year’s occasion, which is the 14th edition of the prestigious
sports extravaganza will see triathletes from various countries including; South Africa, Mauritius and Kenya
flocking to compete for honors.
This year there will be a corporate challenge, aquathlon, mountain
biking, open water swim among other events.
The elite sport includes three aspects of running, swimming and
cycling and is gaining momentum with every edition.
Ecocash has also joined the band of sponsors which include; Cimas’
iGo, Toyota, Rooney’s Events and African Sun.
President of the Triathlon Zimbabwe, David Ellis said this year’s
event has received a boost in sponsorship and was confident the
sponsors will remain in support of the event.
“We are delighted to our sponsors who have walked with us through
thick and thin. This year we are excited to announce and welcome the
arrival of Ecocash to the sponsor basket. We thank both Ecocash and
the entire sponsor group for their support and commitment to this high
profile event,” Ellis said.
Principal sponsors of the tourney, Coca-Cola Company have expressed
delight in being involved with the sport by contributing to sports
development in the country and beyond.
Coca-Cola Frontline Manager, Faith Nehanda said the company’s keen
interest to sponsor the event is a clear testimony that they are
committed to sports development in the country.
“This is our 6th anniversary for Bonaqua as the official title
sponsor. This alone demonstrates our commitment to sports development
in Zimbabwe. Sport and entertainment partnerships are part of our DNA
as The Coca-Cola Company,” said Nehanda.
Last edition saw the likes of Zimbabwean teenage sensation Makanaka Mawere and her 45 year old counterpart Wynn Greer get silverware
together with South Africa’s Kira Ribbink and Anika Visser who also shined at the main event.