First Pedasi Olympic Triathlon and Sprint, Playa Arenal, Panama

First Pedasi Olympic Triathlon and Sprint, Playa Arenal, Panama

First Pedasi Olympic Triathlon and Sprint, Playa Arenal, Panama

I started off my day today with a quick jaunt to Playa Arenal to check out the First Pedasi Olympic Triathlon and Sprint.  This is the second triathlon of the season here in Panama that is valid for national ranking thus drawing professional competitors from all over the country.

The athletes swim for 1500 meters, cycle for 40 kilometers and run for 10 kilometers.  There is also a “sprint” division consisting of a 750 meter swim, 40 kilometer bike ride and a 5 kilometer run.  The event kicked off at 7:30 Sunday morning with over 160 athletes registered to compete.

Click through the gallery below to see a bit of what I saw!

~Lauren