The 2022 CITY TRIATHLON Karlovy Vary has started. The busy weekend opened on Friday, 9th August with the Czech Pupils’ Cup, in which 167 children took part at the Rolava Lake! 

Even though the sky over Karlovy Vary clouded over an hour before the start and rain began to fall, the sun was already shining on Rolava during the races. Thanks to this, the pupil categories were able to enjoy the last cup races of the season. 

The first to jump into the water of the Rolava Lake were eight- and nine-year-old competitors, who had to swim 100 metres, cycle 2.2 km and run 1 km. Even on the shortest courses, there were great battles to be seen. The happiest after them were the winners Veronika Křížová and Antonín Rolný.  

The same distances were also prepared for pupils in the 10-11 years category. The fastest among them was Alžběta Malochová. Adam Šiška was the winner in the boys´ category. 

In the category of the 12-13-year-olds, longer distances were waiting for the Czech Cup participants, particularly 0.3+ 6.8 km + 2 km. Ondřej Plic and Nela Markova ranked first. 

The category of older pupils aged 14-15 was the best attended, with 61 of them taking part! After 400 meters of swimming, 8.2 kilometers of cycling and 3 km of running, Matěj Procházka, who managed to break away from Michal Švarc in the run, was happy with the victory. Karolína Rutarová did the best in the girls’ race. 

On Saturday the racing program will continue in Karlovy Vary. In the morning, the Geis Baby Duathlon for the youngest children and their parents will be held. In the afternoon there will be Age Groups races, which are included into the Czech Cup. Youth and junior triathletes will fight for the national titles at the championship. 

Complete results of Friday´s races can be found at: