Spetsathlon in pictures

Clear blue seas and balmy temperatures greeted visitors to the Greek island of Spetses for the annual Spetsathlon. The weekend comprised a series of events which saw over 1,000 athletes take part in two triathlon distances (sprint and endurance), plus an open-water swim and bike race.

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The largest triathlon in Greece for four years, the event is organised by the founders of the popular Spetses mini-marathon and presided over by Dr Marina-Lida Coutarelli, who is passionate about promoting sport in the area.

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Athletes taking part included James Dennis Chronis, Greece’s number one triathlon in the world rankings, who won the Sprint race on the Sunday, setting a new course record of 01:08:12. In the women’s category Carly Killam took the win in 01:23:51.

Also on offer was an ‘Endurance’ race, that took in two laps of the sea swim, island perimeter bike and seafront run. Grigoris Souvatzoglou set a new course record in the men’s race (02:18:01) while Nadia Syntzanaki took the honours in the women’s race in 02:45:22.

220 Triathlon’s editor, Helen Webster, took part in the 1000m open-water swim on the Saturday and the Sprint triathlon on the Sunday – see her race report in the July issue of 220, on sale 21st June 2016.

For more information about the Spetsathlon, visit the event website: www.spetsathlon.com.

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 220 Triathlon stayed at the Nikki Beach Resort and Spa while in Greece, which is a short boat ride from the island of Spetses. Find more info here








































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