Sponsor of the Cape Maclear Triathlon, Malawis integrated mobile network and ICT service provider TNM says it is impressedis impressed with organisation and turn out of the 2016 edition which ended on Sunday.
The triathlon took place in the Lake Malawi district of Mangochi from 26 to 28 August.
TNMs Chief Commercial Officer Daniel Makata described the event as a success and well patronised.
TNM is impressed with the turn out, the organisation and the competition demonstrated during the event. It is also pleasing to note the enthusiasm by local community who are direct beneficiaries of this event. We expect that next year when we come, it will get even better, he said.
Makata said TNM is pleased to note that locals continue to compete equally with international athletes.
The level of participation has been good; In the swimming category for instance, the local people have demonstrated they are excellent swimmers, he said.
Peter Thompson of Mizu Foundation who was coordinating the event said the foundation was overwhelmed by the response.
We are very happy with the response that we got, it well-received event, one that has never happened before on the shores of Lake Malawi -Let alone in Cape Maclear, said Kaunda.
Kaunda hailed TNM for the support which has enables the foundation to hold the event.
Mizu Foundation would like to thank TNM for the Support we have gotten for sponsoring this event, and we hope to continue this relationship into the future, as we aim to raise even more awareness for more amazing Charitable Organisation that we want to support through Sport, Kaunda said.
Over 150, athletes began their day with a 0.7 kilometre swim on Saturday, then they headed out on 18kilometre cycling which followed by a 4.5-kilometre bike run.
In individual triathlon, Edward Archibald came first while a 13 year old Ben Thomas emerged overall champion in the under 16 category and Katie Simon was ladies category winner.
The winners received prizes ranging from medals, cash, mobile phones and others from TNM.
Proceeds from the event will go towards a number of charitable causes.