Doha: The Qatar Cycling &Triathlon Federation (QCTF) Board Member Prof. Dr. Nasser Al Mohannadi, who attended the 30th International Triathlon Union (ITU) Congress in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, last week, exuded confidence the sport has a bright future in the country.
“The QCTF will be working diligently over the coming years to establish and develop the sport. The relationships built over the last couple days in Rotterdam will be vital to make sustainable progress by sharing knowledge, co-operating with other developing and developed federations and gaining support,” said Al Mohannadi.
The sport has witnessed a growth in the country, with the QCTF doing their bit to promote the sport.
“There’s potential to develop triathlon locally and regionally for both Qataris and expats. We’re keen to keep building on this momentum,” Dr Mohammed Jeham Al Kuwari told www.dohastadiumplus.
The QCTF, in partnership with TriClub Doha, and local sports marketing and management agency Tasama had organised the inaugural Doha Triathlon in January to attract the youth.
The race included Olympic triathlon disciplines of 1.5km swim, 40km bike and 10km run.
“We’ve been working hard to develop the sport. We’ve three-year strategic plan, along with a 10-year vision which will be key to delivering success. We’ll be focusing on developing coaches, grassroots events and junior elite programmes in the first year,” added Al Kuwari.