TNM has sponsored this year’s Cape Maclear Triathlon to the tune of K11 million.
The event will be held from August 26-28 on the shores of Lake Malawi at Cape Maclear in Mangochi.
TNM chief commercial officer Dan Makata said they felt duty-bound to be part of the ground breaking sporting event that seeks not only to uplift the lives of the less privileged in society but also to market the country to the outside world.
“It is exciting to note that in future Mizu Foundation targets at growing the triathlon to a level where it attracts international athletes. This will help sell Malawi’s tourism to the outside world,” said Makata.
According to founder of Mizu Foundation, Jam Kaunda, they want to raise money for a charity.
“And in the years to come, we will be aggressive in pushing for international athletes to come and compete while enjoying the beauty that is Lake Malawi. We want to make this an annual event,” said Kaunda.
A triathlon is a multiple-stage competition involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines like swimming, cycling, and running in immediate succession over various distances.
Kaunda said this year’s competition will involve 0.7km swim along the shores, followed by an 18- kilometre cycle through the hills of the Lake Malawi National Park, and a 4.5-kilometre race.
There will also be pre- fancy dress party, canoe race, football and beach volleyball tournament.
Mizu Foundation has partnered Ministry of Sports and Culture and Ministry of Information, Tourism and Civic Education to organise the event.n