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Thursday, 01 October 2015 07:23

Almaty Triathlon 2015

Kazakhstan amateur sports’ first ever triathlon championship Almaty Triathlon 2015 was held under the auspices of Zhol Zhondeushi Company LLP. More than 120 people from Kazakhstan, Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Western Europe took part in competitions.

Long-awaited sports meeting was held on September 27 in Almaty with the active participation of Zhol Zhondeushi Company LLP – general sponsor of the event and founder of prize nomination in all age categories among male and female on distances:

  swimming bicycle racing running
Super Sprint* 350 m 10 km 2,5 km
Sprin** 750 m 20 km 5 km

Facilitators of Almaty Triathlon 2015 were Kazakhstan Federation of amateur triathlon (KFAT) under the direction of Muratkhan Tokmadi. The presidium of KFAT showed team spirit and cohesive work during the competitions. Almaty Marathon team and master of sports, Asian champion Valikhan Ten rendered professional assistance in refereeing and registration of results. Experienced amateur athletes Talgat Kozhakhmetov and Madina Umbetova who won the title IronMan and participate on repeated occasions in international competitions set the confident pace to the competitions. Juvenile and junior triathlon select teams showed great interest to competitions considering Almaty Triathlon 2015 as check and preparation stage towards international performance.

Sporting meeting became the original platform for communication of people of different professions, ages and views, but unified with the same breath of amateur triathlon, gusto and desire to win. Amateur sports types are gaining more tractions, more and more people are involved in the process of rehearsals and competitions. The age of the youngest championship participant was 12 YO, and the oldest one – 68.


Besides the winners and awardees of the competitions, Zhol Zhondeushi Company was glad to award the youngest championship athletes – Aruzhan and Daniil. They are just starting to conceive wisdoms of triathlon, but have already been competing selflessly on the distances. Mentoring of young talents is the principle mission of amateur sports and all the participants of sports movement. Federation of Amateur Triathlon expressed special gratitude to the Director General of Zhol Zhondeushi Company LLP for active participation in development of sporting movement of Kazakhstan and holding Almaty Triathlon 2015 championship, as well as Almaty Akimat for support in arrangement of safe traffic, blocking roads during the competitions. Zhol Zhondeushi Company LLP congratulates winners and all participants of the championship on successful completion of the sporting meeting.

Photographic materials, Balzhan Baltasheva (RFE/RL)

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