Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Exotic Triathlon, Anyone?
On November 8th, Mauritius Island will play host to what looks to be one of the world's most beautiful triathlons. The Ocean Indian Triathlon consists of a 1.8 km swim in a lagoon, a 55 km bike through the tough Chamarel Pass, and a 12 km run along the beach. Gorgeous hotels in the a area make it the idea triathlon to plan a vacation around; after the race, spend a few days with your family enjoying the beautiful scenery and the tropical waters of Mauritius Island.
Registration for this event has begun! Click here to view the event's website.
Mauritius island is an island nation off the coast of the African continent in the southwest Indian Ocean, about 900 kilometres (560 mi) east of Madagascar. In addition to the island of Mauritius, the Republic includes the islands of St. Brandon, Rodrigues and the Agalega Islands. Mauritius is part of the Mascarene Islands, with the French island of Réunion 200 km (125 mi) to the southwest and the island of Rodrigues 570 km (350 mi) to the northeast.
The island of Mauritius is renowned for having been the only known home of the dodo. First sighted by Europeans around 1600 on Mauritius, the dodo became extinct less than eighty years later.
To read more about Mauritius, click here to view its page on Wikipedia.