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Outrigger Sponsors XTERRA Mauritius 2015 Triathlon

RELEASE NUMBER 98/14

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Outrigger Mauritius: supporting active lifestyles. XTERRA Mauritius entry is open to all.

MAURITIUS — The Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa is proud to announce its continuing sponsorship of the XTERRA Mauritius Triathlon, with next year’s race set for April 18, 2015, on a new and exhilarating course. Now in its third year, the off-road triathlon will start and finish at the Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa with participants testing their determination and drive as they swim, bike and run through the spectacular plantations and forests of the adjacent Bel Ombre nature reserve located along the southern tip of the island.

Participants are expected from Réunion, Australia, UK, France, South Africa and beyond.

Sam Gardner of the UK won the 2014 XTERRA Mauritius in a time of just over 2 hours 37 minutes on May 24 this year, closely followed by athletes from Mauritius, France, Réunion and South Africa.

“Whether you compete or watch the XTERRA, everyone will get a real sense of place and a feel for the wonderful landscapes of Bel Ombre,” said Frederic Chretien, general manager of Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa. “Outrigger has the location and facilities that active lifestyle visitors enjoy. Sponsoring XTERRA Mauritius is a natural fit for us.”

On April 18, the XTERRA Mauritius Challenge will be a 1.5km swim, 30km mountain bike ride and a 10km trail run. The XTERRA Mauritius Sprint will be a 500m swim, a 15km mountain bike ride and a 5km run.

Entry is open to all. Age group winners will have the opportunity to qualify for the Outrigger-sponsored XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon World Championship held on the island of Maui in Hawaii, where Outrigger Resorts was founded 67 years ago.

As presenting sponsor of XTERRA Mauritius, Outrigger is offering exclusive discounted rates to participants and their families. Details are available on the XTERRA Mauritius website: http://get-muddy.com.

In Hawaii, in addition to the XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon World Championship held each October on Maui, Outrigger also sponsors the XTERRA Trail Run World Championship race, which this year is being held on December 7 on the island of Oahu.

“From the Pacific to the Indian Ocean, Outrigger is thrilled to support diverse sports events throughout the year in some of the world’s most exotic locations,” said Bitsy Kelley, vice president of corporate communications for Outrigger Enterprises Group. “We’re in this for the long run and look forward to sponsoring both local and global sporting events for years to come.”

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About the Outrigger Mauritius Resort and Spa
Outrigger Mauritius Resort & Spa is a 5-star property offering an absolutely breathtaking beachfront location alongside the turquoise lagoons of the Indian Ocean. Nestled in the nature reserve of Bel Ombre, the stunning property blends the needs of the most sophisticated traveller with the charm and tradition of an early 17th century Mauritian sugar cane plantation. For more information, visit outriggermauritius.com or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OutriggerMauritius.

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