On October 10, Sochi hosted a triathlon competition among amateurs at the “iron” distance: swimming 3.86 km, cycling 180 km, running 42.195 km. Vladimir Medvedkin, chief specialist of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning department, took part in the race.


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The starting town of the competition was located in the Imeretinsky resort, near the Imeretinsky hotel. Start, finish, transit zone and main locations were within walking distance from the hotel.

The swimming stage of the race took place in the bay of the Imeretinsky port, reliably protected from waves and currents by two breakwaters. The water temperature in the bay is 2 degrees higher than in the open sea and is 24-26 degrees.

The route of the bicycle race stretches along the federal highway Adler - Krasnaya Polyana, which on the day of the competition is completely blocked for triathletes. The participants enjoyed breathtaking mountain views, smooth ascent and downhill descent.

The running stage took place along the Black Sea embankment and a pier, from where a stunning view of the coast opens.
The finish of the "iron" race ended in the atmosphere of a grand celebration with music, sparklers and fireworks. All participants and prize-winners, fans, organizers and volunteers gathered at the finish line to meet the last heroes together and celebrate the close of the finish line and the end of the season.


We congratulate our colleague with impressive results and wish him new sporting successes and victories!