The 2024 Bonaqua Africa Triathlon Cup is set to make a splash on February 17, promising a bigger and better experience than ever before. Held at the picturesque Troutbeck Resort in Nyanga, the event is poised to attract athletes from across the globe, further solidifying its position as a beacon for sports tourism in Zimbabwe.
This year's edition boasts a packed schedule of multi-sport activities beyond the main triathlon, including corporate challenges, aquathlons, mountain biking, and open water swims. Athletes representing nations like Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Japan, and Ireland are already confirmed, with expectations for wider participation growing.
Coca-Cola, through its Bonaqua brand, remains the title sponsor, highlighting the brand's alignment with the event's focus on hydration and the stunning natural surroundings of Troutbeck. "Bonaqua's commitment to the development of sport in Zimbabwe runs deep," said Barry Otieno, Coca-Cola Frontline Marketing Manager. "We are proud to be associated with this globally recognized event that showcases the best of our nation."
Triathlon Zimbabwe President, Ross O'Donoghue, expressed gratitude to sponsors like Bonaqua, Cimas' iGo, and newly added MCM Legal, recognizing their crucial role in the event's success. "Their continuous support allows us to grow and attract talent from around the world," he stated.
Athletes competing in the elite category stand to gain valuable points towards the International Triathlon Union (ITU) ranking system, potentially boosting their Olympic qualification chances. Troutbeck's world-renowned infrastructure, including clean water, scenic terrain, and welcoming environment, provides the perfect stage for such high-stakes competition.
With excitement building and participation expected to increase, the 2024 Bonaqua Africa Triathlon Cup promises to be a thrilling event not only for athletes and spectators but also for Zimbabwe's tourism industry.