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|The 23rd Nagasaki Saikai Triathlon Festival|
On July 19, the Nagasaki Saikai Triathlon happened as part of Nagasaki Triathlon Festival with 640 triathletes including elementary school students up to 78-year-old senior citizens.
Oshima Cultural Hall was the venue for the pre-opening ceremony on the evening of July 18. Afterwards, people attended a pre-event gala reception in Masago Housing Complex Park in Oshima Town and enjoyed tuna disintegration show. Yummy taste of sea food such as tuna bowls and lobster’s soy bean soup stimulated people’s appetite. In addition, Daizo brass band, Uzushio Drums and Hamonepia, cappella chorus of Nagasaki University added a boost to the party mood. The event ended with setting off small fireworks.
The event was lucky enough to have good weather.
Karen Michibata, famous model talent, participated in the event, following last year’s event and became a decorative figure for the event. 52 Oshima shipyard and subcontractors employees participated in the event and received cheerleading from the both sides of the course.
The event of this year wrapped up successfully with the help of many volunteers and the participation of many triathletes by the encouragement of enthusiastic cheers on the roads.