“Ironkids Cozumel 2014” & ITU Triathlon World Cup This Weekend

Cozumel will host two triathlon events this weekend.  The first edition of “Ironkids Cozumel 2014” will take place this Saturday at Chankanaab Park, starting at 11:30 am.   Although this is the first time Mexico will host an ‘Ironkids” event, there are more than 50 locations world-wide, including:  South Africa,  New Zealand, Australia,  and Japan, hosting similar events. The “Ironkids” circuit  has been especially created for children, where they adhere to the basic rules of the sport, but also have an entertaining time while learning about the importance of physical activity.

Additionally, the ITU Triathlon World Cup will also take place on October 4th and 5th.  This particular competition is divided into 2 divisions: Triathlon Sprint and Triathlon Olympic.   The Sprint category is a 750 M swim, a 20 KM cycle and a 5K run.  The Olympic level os a 1.5 KM swim, a 40 KM cycle and  a 10K run.  The Sprint category will take place on Saturday morning, and will be followed by the “Ironkids” event.  The Olympic category will take place on Sunday morning.

According to Municipal traffic authorities the older coastal road will close starting at 5 am on Saturday morning from Punta Sur to Caleta.  On Sunday morning road closures will be similar to the 70.3 Metlife Ironman which took place last month.

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Laura Wilkinson

Author at Cozumel 4 You
An ex-Connecticut Yankee who has called Cozumel home for over 18 years, Laura ran away to the Caribbean years ago, bumped around the islands teaching SCUBA diving, lost some time in Jamaica, and finally stopped in Cozumel for a 2 week vacation that hasn’t ended yet. With a degree in Journalism from a fancy private college she convinced her parents to pay for, Laura writes, edits, and creates the weeklyCozumel 4 You news,social media, and promotional articles about the island, as well as moderates the Cozumel 4 You Facebook group, which currently has over 25,000 members. Her long suffering husband, Fabian, has long since resigned himself to having zero private life, as he’s been involved in her various schemes and plots since his arrival. Proud parents to a variety of rescue dogs and cats, Laura continues to be the bane of her traditional Mexican mother-in-law’s existence, as she muses her way through life in the Mexican Caribbean.
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Una ex yanqui de Connecticut quien llama hogar a Cozumel desde hace más de 15 años. Laura escapó al Caribe hace años, desplazándose de una isla a otra dando clases de BUCEO. Se dedicó a perder el tiempo en Jamaica y finalmente se detuvo en Cozumel para pasar unas vacaciones de 2 semanas que aún no terminan. Convenciendo a sus padres que pagaran una elegante universidad privada, obtuvo su título en Periodismo y Laura crea semanalmente Cozumel 4You, medios sociales y artículos promocionales sobre la Isla y también es moderadora en el grupo Cozumel 4 You en Facebook que actualmente cuenta con 25,000 miembros. Fabián, s umuy tolerante marido, desde hace mucho tiempo se resignó a no tener vida privada, pues se ha visto implicado en los diversos proyectos y planes que urde Laura. Son orgullosos padres de diversos perros y gatos rescatados. Mientras contempla su paso a través de la vida en el Caribe mexicano,Laura continúa siendo la pesadilla en la existencia de su muy tradicional suegra mexicana.

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