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Triathlon News & Notes: Support for Ukraine, NFTs, and a Carrot Costumed Marathon Record

Triathlon News & Notes: Support for Ukraine, NFTs, and a Carrot Costumed Marathon Record

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For access to all of our training, gear, and race coverage, plus exclusive training plans, FinisherPix photos, event discounts, and GPS apps, sign up for Outside+ . World Triathlon offers support, assistance to Ukraine

World Triathlon (formerly ITU), the international governing body of the sport, released a statement on Friday indicating that they stand in “absolute solidarity with the Ukraine triathlon family and the entire country at this time of grave international crisis.” World Triathlon also said that they are working to coordinate support with all national federations and set up an email account ( welcome@triathlon.org ) for Ukrainian athletes to reach out and find a host family in another country (the email address is for anyone who is willing to host athletes, as well). Thus far, the National Federation of Latvia has identified families who are willing to temporarily take in triathletes, coaches, or officials from Ukraine. In addition, the directors of the Lievin Europe Triathlon Cup, set for March 12 in France, will offer free accommodation for Ukrainian athletes that can be extended for “as long as necessary if those individuals would prefer to remain there for an extended period after the race.” Rouvy sets up virtual charity ride around Kiev

In another show of support for Ukraine, virtual cycling platform Rouvy has pledged to donate one Euro to UNICEF for each person who completes an easy 42-kilometer virtual trip around Ukraine’s capital Kiev . The Czech Republic-based company, whose community includes some 900,000 cyclists […]

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