Sports AI, the sports management company that managed the visit of Muhammad Ali to Ennis last summer, have today announced that they will bring the Tri3 Triathlon Series to Ireland this year.
The first of the three races is set for Galway City and is expected to attract 750 competitors and over 2000 spectators to the Tribal City with an injection of over €250,000 in to the local economy.
Commenting at the launch of the Tri3 Triathlon Series today, co- founder of Sports AI, former Clare Hurling All Star Tony Griffin said: “We are delighted to bring these events to Ireland and to see an injection in to each local economy as a result of the races. The locations are great and we look forward to exciting events in Galway, Cahir and Kilrush”. When asked if he would be competing himself now that he had hung up his Hurley, Griffin was non committal: “Ah sure I’d need arm bands to get through the swim. Although these races can be as rough as Munster Championship”.
International interest in the races has built up in the past week as it became known that Galway had landed the first of the Tri3 Triathlon Series with athlete registrations coming from as far a field as Canada, Spain and Australia. Worth close to €1 million to the economy the Tri3 Triathlon Series will also support a nominated charity in each location.
A sprint distance race comprising of a 750meter swim, 20km cycle and 5km run will start and finish on the grounds of NUI Galway with the run route set for the Galway city streets. The Tri3 Triathlon Series will see first timers to triathlon race alongside seasoned campaigners as well as some famous faces from both radio and television.
Pictured at the launch are Tony Griffin, co founder of Sports AI, Kathleen Tierney, Race Veteran and Dáithí Ó Sé.
For more information on the Tri3 Triathlon Series email info@TRI3.ie or see www.tri3.ie