THE 2024 edition of the Bonaqua Africa Triathlon Cup, a global annual event where elite athletes compete to get world ranking points for the International Triathlon Union (ITU) ranking system, will be held next weekend, starting on Friday at the serene Troutbeck Resort in Nyanga.
Naturally, by competing in this event, the points scored by athletes will ultimately become Olympic Ranking Qualification points.
The magnificent Troutbeck is well known as one of the world’s best resorts for triathlon sports and is a tourism hub with safe, clean, disease and animal-free water, good roads within perfect terrain as well as a friendly climatic environment.
The multi-sport festival is an annual event which has become a beacon for sports tourism for Zimbabwe, drawing global and regional athletes from countries such as Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Japan, Ireland and this year, there is more anticipation of having more athletes taking part in the 2024 edition.
Coca-Cola frontline marketing manager, Barry Otieno said: “It comes as great privilege and honour to be the title sponsor of the Bonaqua Africa Triathlon, a global event sanctioned by the International Union. Bonaqua being a water brand suits the event well and resonates magnificently with the natural surroundings that we experience in Troutbeck.
“The Bonaqua brand has grown together with Triathlon Zimbabwe as the official title sponsor. This alone demonstrates our commitment and celebration to the development of sport in Zimbabwe,” he said
This year’s event is loaded with multi-sport activities that include corporate challenge, aquathlon, mountain biking, open water swim and many more.