Launch of Alameda o.n. Tri Team
Luxor, Egypt, 9th January 2015
‘ALAMEDA O.N. TRIATHLON TEAM TO FIND FUTURE CHAMPIONS FROM ARAB REGION’
– Launch of new pro triathlon team –
Luxor, Egypt, 9th January 2015: We are happy to announce the launch of the new and exciting, Alameda o.n. Triathlon Team! The team is officially announced today, Friday 9th January 2015 during a special event in Luxor, Egypt.
The main objective of Alameda o.n. Tri Team is to support up and coming young talents from the Arab world, providing them with all the resources possible, with the ultimate goal of finding future world and Olympic champions from the region!
Supporting the development squad are 4 world-class elite triathletes who act as mentors, sharing with the young athletes their vast experiences. Moreover, the elite team gets all possible support to stay on top of their game, remaining competitive and aiming to achieve their own great targets!
Through joining forces with the Arab Triathlon Confederation, Alameda o.n. Tri Team will be going to schools, sports clubs and large public gatherings around the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region throughout the year, promoting the active and healthy lifestyle, as well as raising awareness of the amazing sport of triathlon. Moreover, through the Confederation, the team will be able to sponsor and nurture young talent.
During the launch event in Luxor, the official sponsorship agreement with the Arab Triathlon Confederation is signed.
The four professional triathletes on the team are:
Leanda Cave (GBR): Competing in triathlons since 1994, Leanda has gone on to be on top of the world at all distances. Ironman World Champion, Ironman 70.3 World Champion, ITU Long Distance Champion, ITU Short Course World Champion. (www.leandacave.com)
Eimear Mullan (IRL): Pro athlete only since 2011, Eimear has jumped up through the ranks so quickly to become multiple Ironman, Ironman 70.3, and Challenge champion, with several wins and podium finishes in 2014. She also earned herself the Tri Ireland Athlete of The Year 2014 title. (www.eimearmullan.com)
Lawrence Fanous (JOR): 2 X Arab Champion, ITU Murakami Asia Cup winner. Lawrence has already started collecting precious points towards qualifying for Rio 2016. Living near Loughborouhg, where he studied at university, he has made use of also being close to the Team GB Triathlon programme, before starting to race under his paternal Jordanian flag in 2009. (trifanous.blogspot.com)
Omar Nour (EGY): First Egyptian professional triathlete. Started from the fat corporate dungeons and emerged as a lean, mean triathlon machine. Now leaving no stone unturned in his quest to qualify for the Olympic Games in Rio 2016. (www.omarnour.com)
Ongoing updates about the team will be available through the team’s social media pages: