Friday, 26 March 2010

Sardinia Triathlon

The prestigious Emerald Coast is home to the first international high-quality long distance triathlon event in Italy on 3 OCT 2010.

Sardinia will host the first ever TriStar222 long distance triathlon race on 3 October 2010. The TriStar222 Sardinia Arzachena Costa Smeralda is situated in one of the most beautiful areas of Italy, where white sands meet crystal clear waters, the Emerald Coast. The first long distance triathlon in Italy entails 2km of swimming, 200km of cycling and 20km of running and is organized by I AM SPORT Events & Consulting and Star Production SARL with the support of the Region of Sardinia. It is the first time in history that a long distance triathlon with an international label will be hosted in Italy.

The 2km swim takes place in the clear waters of the Bay of Cannigione (Arzachena), in the province of Olbia. The 200km cycling portion follows a single-loop course entirely closed for traffic. Once in the vicinity of Arzachena, triathletes will head east towards Porto Cervo sailing around the headland on the east of Cannigione. Once back near Arzachena, the circuit will turn towards the coast in the North-West to Palau. Then athletes will follow the coastal road through Santa Teresa di Gallura until Aglientu, where the course will enter into the wild hinterlands of Northern Sardinia distinguished by the classical Mediterranean bush through Luogosanto, Tempio Pausania, Luras, Calangianus, Sant'Antonio di Gallura and back to Cannigione. The 20km run course consists of a very fast circuit of 5 km, entirely flat along the seafront of Cannigione, to be completed 4 times.

Costa Smeralda – the Emerald Coast – is a coastal area in northern Sardinia covering more than 30km with enchanting beaches and beautiful landscapes. The area is a luxurious tourist destination and hosts important international sports events like the Sardinia Cup sailing regatta, polo matches, vintage car rally’s, and also the Italian Film Festival.

For accommodation in Sardinia call the Sardinia Specialists Just Sardinia 01202 484858 or for more information and to book online visit