Parakou Standard Duathlon: Confirmation of talents detected
The president of the Beninese Triathlon Federation Richard Assah and his team continue to properly carry out their program of activities to truly promote and popularize triathlon and duathlon in Benin.. In this frame after Bassila, Djougou et Bohicon, was held on Sunday 29 August 2021 in the city of Kobourou the competition called the "Parakou Standard Duathlon".
For this competition, 25 athletes were expected, but in the end, nearly fifteen of them were on the starting line, with the presence of the four best athletes detected during the "Sprint Duathlon de Bassila" and the "Sprint Duathlon de Djougou". At the end of the three tests namely, 10Race km, 40Km of cycling and 5Km of running simultaneously, it was Illyassou Tairou from the municipality of Djougou who won the first prize. Sakibou Tanko and Sounon Guerra Midou come respectively in second and third position. "I'm happy to be the first but that doesn't mean I'm better than the others. It's the training that differs. Overall the race was very good. The first ones 10 km were difficult for me because I was not hot and my knee still hurt but on the bike I felt very comfortable. I will continue to work to improve my performance ”, declared the winner. Among the women, Nasiratou Toko wins the Palme d'Or. "My ambitions are to work to always be in the lead", she confided. Happy and satisfied with the mobilization around the event in Parakou, Richard Assah, President of the Beninese Triathlon Federation greeted all those who work for the popularization of this discipline little known to the public. "I liked the mobilization around this event in Parakou. This is more pleasing ”. To believe it, The goal is achieved because the talents detected have confirmed. " The essential, is to work so that athletes improve their performance ”, he said while evoking the problem of lack of equipment "I can reassure you that we will do everything on our side with our partners so that our athletes can have competition bikes available to them.. And already the four best athletes detected during the Sprint Duathlon in Bassila will each benefit from next September, of a professional racing bike donated by the NGO American CSR Multisports led by Gabe Manner ".