After five years of memories and achievement, the City of Derry Triathlon is no more.
The popular event, which began in 2013, saw competitors of all levels and ages take part in the ultimate test in which each individual faced a 750m open water swim in the River Foyle, a 20km closed road cycle through the city and a 5km flat run that takes in key attractions around the City including the iconic Peace Bridge.
The event saw elite athletes such as Olympian Aileen Reid participate and was well supported with numbers and volunteers each and every year.
But after five years the event has been shelved. Paul McGilloway from Northwest Triathlon Club explained the reason.
“It’s not down to finances because the council is fully behind it and so is the sponsor,” he explained. “People were tired and worn down from organising it and just needed a break. We’re hoping to bring a European event to the city in 2020, but we’re taking a break from the triathlon.”
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