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The summer break is over: Special Olympics team at BerlinMan Triathlon

The photo shows three women participating in the BerlinMan Triahtlon. On the left in swimsuit and goggles, in the middle with a bike helmet and on the right with running shoes - symbolic for the three disciplines of the triathlon. All three smile relaxed into the camera.
Special Olympics Berlin 16.06.2022 Workshop bei der Designerin Anja Gockel Foto: Tilo Wiedensohler/camera4

After the successful National Games Berlin 2022, we as the local organizing committee took a little rest, but only to start all the more motivated into the preparations for the World Games. Kicking it off with a sportive team event: an inclusive triathlon.

World Games team members, employees of Special Olympics Germany and Special Olympics athlete Marcel Eckhardt met on Saturday morning, 27 August, to master an inclusive triathlon together at Berlin Wannsee.

The fully motivated triathlon gang already met up at 8 o'clock in the morning. One or the other might still have been a bit sleepy, but even the last spirits were awakened during the joint warm-up with good music.

By a total of 6 relays consisting of three persons each, the three disciplines swimming, cycling and running were covered.

The photo is a group picture of all participants who took part in the BerlinMan Triathlon as a team event of the World Games Team and Special Olympics Germany. Also present was athlete Marcel Eckardt. The group of about 18 people poses in front of a big BerlinMan poster.

All teams successfully mastered the distances, loudly cheered each other on and, above all, experienced a happy day together – while drawing attention to inclusive sports and our movement!

At the end of the sporty team event, not only did everyone receive a medal, which they proudly accepted, but they also sat together with snacks and drinks.

Now we go strengthened and motivated into the hot phase of preparations for the Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023!


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