2008 Yasmine Hammamet ATU Triathlon African Championships

08 - 09 Mar, 2008 • Yasmine Hammamet, Tunisia • Event Website
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The event will be open for athletes from Africa and also outside Africa. Entries for all Youth, Juniors, u/23’s, Elites and Age groupers MUST be done on-line by the athletes NF.

Maximum number of Entries:
- 72 per wave - 3 athletes in a team. The athletes can also be a mix from the Junior (16-19), u/23 and Elite categories.

Prize Money:
Elite and u/23 category - US$ 5000 prize money Brekdown (1200, 800, 500 men and women)
- Prize money will go to the first three athletes over the line irrespective if they are u/23 or Elite or if they are from outside Africa
- ITU points will go to Elite athletes from Africa
- African Championship titles will go to the African athletes in the categories they have registered: u/23 or Elite Team competition - US$ 3600 (3 x 300 ; 3 x 200; 3 x 100 US$ to top three teams (men and women)
- African Team Championship title to the first team - 3 athletes per team. - Teams can be composed by any juniors, U23 and elite athletes. Youth (12-13; 14-15) Juniors (16-17; 18-19) and all age group categories.

African Championship titles
- Awards medals to top 3 finishers Athletes from outside Africa in above categories

Awards Medals Distances
Elite, u/23, all age groups: 1,5km swim, 40km cycle, 10km run
16-17, 18-19: 750m swim, 20km cycle, 5km run 12-13, 14-15: 300m swim, 10km cycle, 2,5km run
Teams: 3 x 250m swim, 6,8km cycle and 1,8km run

Hammamet climate is a mixture of Mediterranean and African. The climate is typically Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and mild winters. Temperatures in July and August can reach as high as 35°C+, with up to twelve hours of sunshine per day. During the winter there are approximately 5 – 6 hours of sunshine a day and temperatures are between 13 and 18°C. In terms of annual rainfall, it ranges from 500mm to 800mm.The water temperature is about 16 to 18°C

Other practical information
Exchange rate:
The current exchange rate is 1 US dollar = 1.3 Tunisian Dinars (DT); and 1 Euro = 1.67 Tunisian Dinars.

Official time:
The official time in Tunisia is one hour ahead of GMT (GMT + 1).

Electric current:
The electric current in Tunisia is 220 volts 50Hz. Tunisian visa requirements: All participants from

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Athletes Briefing:

Friday 7 March
- 15:00 - 17:00 Registration
- 17:00 Athletes briefing

Entry Fee:

30US$ for individual

Prize Money:


Event Schedule


Friday 7 March
- 10:00 - 12:00 ATU AGM
- Sport Development Seminar
- Route Familiarisation
- 15:00 - 17:00 Registration
- 17:00 Athletes briefing

Saturday 8 March
08:00 – 08:45 U13/U15 Check-in
09:00 U13/U15 Men start
09:03 U13/U15 Women start
09:40 – 10:00 U17/U19 Check-in
10:10 U17/U19 Men start
10:13 U17/U19 Women start
10:30 – 10:45 U13/U15 Check-out
11:20 – 11:40 U17/U19 Check-out
11:40 – 12:10 Elite/U23 Women Check-in
12:20 Elite/U23 Women Start
14:15 – 14:45 Elite/U23 Men Check-in
15:00 Elite/U23 Men Start
15:30 – 16:00 Elite/U23 Women Check-out
17:00 – 17:30 Elite/U23 Men Check-out

Sunday 9 March
09:00 Age groups African Championships and Open competition
13:00 Team competition
- Closure party

Monday 10 March
- Departure

Closest Airport

Tunis-Carthage Airport (TUN)

TUNIS AIR will grant participants a discount on fares in economy class on its regular flights. The value of the discount will be announced later. Participants are advised to book their flights by presenting the pre-registration confirmation for the African Championship. The LOC will organise the reception of participants at the international airport of Carthage and will facilitate the free transfer of delegates by shuttle-bus service on arrival and on departure between the airport and Yasmine Hammamet and the selected hotels. Delegates are requested to forward their pre-registration confirmation to the LOC, indicating their flight numbers, place of departure and dates of arrival and departure.

Tunisian visa requirements:
All participants from States for which Tunisian visa requirements apply will be granted an entry visa free of charge by the host country, upon application. Requests for entry visas should be made to the Tunisian diplomatic and/or consular representation of the participant’s country of residence. Participants residing in countries in which Tunisia has no diplomatic and/or consular representation may obtain their entry visa from the non-resident diplomatic mission responsible for their country, or, failing this, and exceptionally, upon arrival at the airport. The LOC pre-registration confirmation letter may be used as a supporting document when applying for a visa.

Host Hotel

Host Hotel: VINCCI Lella Baya
5 Stars Hotel

address: Zone Touristique; 8052 Yasmine Hammamet, Tunisia
Tel: (216) 72 240-888
Fax: (216) 72 240-555
email: vinccilellabaya@planet.tn, lellabaya@vinccitunisia.com
wedsite: http://www.vinccitunisia.com

LOC will grant African participants an exceptional discount on accommodation; African NF’s will pay per night and per bed in full board the following rates:
- 30US$ per night and per bed in triple room.
- 35US$ per night and per bed in double room.
- 45US$ per night and per bed in single room.

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