Aquathlon to replace duathlon race at first ANOC World Beach Games

A swim-run-swim aquathlon race is due to be held at the inaugural Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) World Beach Games in San Diego rather than the run-bike-run duathlon format initially announced.

The announcement of duathlon as one of 15 sports on the programme led to confusion as it would have meant a cycling leg but no swimming in an event held on a beach.

insidethegames understands that the International Triathlon Union were among those confused by the announcement.

Haider Farman, the Olympic Council of Asia Sports Director who is playing a key role organising the Beach Games, confirmed today that it is aquathlon rather than duathlon appearing on the programme.

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