TNM has pumped K8 million into Cape Maclear Triathlon, a sporting event that will run from September 18 to 20 on the shores of Lake Malawi in Mangochi District.
The competition, organised by Mizu Foundation in partnership with Ministry of Sports and Culture and Ministry of Information, Tourism and Civic Education, will comprise a 0.7 kilometres (km) swim along the shores, an undulating 18 km cycle through the hills around Lake Malawi National Park and a 4.5 km run through the villages.
TNM head of marketing Webster Mbekeani said they felt duty-bound to be part of the sporting event that seeks to uplift lives of the less privileged in society and market the country to the outside world.
“It is exciting to note that Mizu Foundation wants to grow the triathlon into an event that attracts international athletes. This will help to sell Malawi’s tourism to the outside world,” Mbekeani said.
According to founder of Mizu Foundation, Jam Kaunda, apart from engaging Malawian and expatriate athletes in the triathlon, they will also use the contest to raise money for charity.
Other activities expected at the competition include kayak/canoe race, football, beach volleyball and children’s mini triathlon/fun-run. n