On Saturday 2 December, hundreds of women and kids competed in Triathlon Pink held at Sydney Olympic Park.
Triathlon has become a popular sport. A triathlon is a multiple-stage competition involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines, swimming, cycling and running.
Triathlon Pink holds events in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast and they are a national series which aims to raise funds and awareness for their charity partner the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
In 2017/2018, they hope to take their fundraising past $2 million. The next event in Sydney will be on Sunday 22 April 2018 at Maroubra.
There were different categories with different distances to suit each athlete during the Triathlon Pink in Sydney.
A strong contingent of 5 athletes from the Activate Multisport team completed the triathlon with good pace and strong performance.
They competed in the Long (300m swim, 9km cycle, 3km run) or Ultra course (600m swim, 18km cycle, 6km run).
The event was well organised and enjoyed by all participants and many families that came out to show their support for their mums, spouses, sisters, daughters and brothers.
Each athlete received a medal at the finish line.
It was wonderful to be part of such a fun event to help raise funds for charity and also enjoy the challenge with so many other Aussies.
The Activate Multisport group has been training for a number of months under Coach Ryno Louw. For many, it was their first triathlon.
Many women encouraged me along the run to keep going and told me to run with them. It was my first triathlon, the only Muslim hijabi competing like mother like son together under training with Activate Multisport group.
I felt so comfortable amongst all the other women and it made me feel so blessed and proud to be in a country that supports such events. I hope to participate in many more triathlons in 2018.
My son, Eesa Bokhari, age 8, completed the triathlon under the 7-9-year-old category (50m swim, 2km cycle, 500m run) with a strong finish.
You can find out more about Triathlon Pink at www.triathlonpink.com.au and training with Activate Multisport at www.activatemultisport.com.