Athletes are competing in the swimming part of the Triathlon event Challenge Vietnam in Khanh Hoa province. (Source: VNA)

Khanh Hoa (VNA) – Mitchell Robins from Australia won the men’s category while Jessica Fleming of Sweden took the women’s event of the Challenge Vietnam triathalon in Nha Trang city, Khanh Hoa province, on September 11.

After swimming 1.9 kilometres, cycling 90 kilometres and running 21 kilometres, Robins came in first place, followed by Levi Maxwell in second and Carlos Forero in third.

Maxwell and Forero are also Australians.

On women’s side, Fleming was followed by Julia Brant of New Zealand in second place and Australian Michelle Duffield took third place.

Challenge Vietnam was held for the first time in Nha Trang city and attracted 215 athletes from over 30 countries and territories.

The competition is a part of the international sports event Challenge Family, which was organised for the first time in Germany in 2002 and has been held in 40 countries so far.-VNA