During 3 days, the city of Cali in Colombia was the stage for a national level coaches course with the support of the Olympic Solidarity Program, through the Colombian Olympic Committee. ITU, PATCO and the Colombian Triathlon Federation worked together to provide coaches from local leagues an opportunity to increase their knowledge in the sport, thus supporting the process of sport development in the country and the region.
From August 25th to 27th, ITU Level I accredited facilitator and ITU/PATCO sport development program member Rodrigo Milazzo carried out the course that focused on the principles of triathlon knowledge and training. “They were very enthusiastic about understanding the sport in a deeper level and were very participative throughout the whole course”, pointed the presenter, referring about the 26 participants.
The event was considered a success by the president of the Colombian Triathlon Federation and member of the Colombian Olympic Committee, Jose Luis Echeverry Azcarate: “The efforts to bring such a course into Colombia show the very high level of cooperation among the International, Pan American and National institutions, and represent the strengthening of triathlon development, not only locally but mainly worldwide”, revealed the very pleased president during the certification awards in the last day of the course.
The course was the opener of a week of activities dedicated to triathlon in Colombia, which culminated with the National Aquathlon Championships and a stage of the Colombian Cup Sprint Triathlon during the weekend.