Behind the scenes: May 2008

With May looming in, Schiniathlon is getting ready to celebrate its 1st birthday with a 4th event. 

The relationships with the National Federation collapse a few days before the race. Financial agreements from the January race have not been settled (the event was held for free on the promise that the Federation would pick up the bill - which was never paid - all the costs have been paid from the organiser's pocket). And in addition no support was being received in view of the forthcoming race. 

Schiniathlon divorces and goes it alone, renaming its events "Multisports Series". To counter-attack threats from the National Federation, which claims is the sole body entitled to organise triathlon, duathlon and aquathlon races in the country, Schiniathlon announces its program: swim-bike-run & volley-ball! Surely that does not belong to the scope of the National Federation? 

The atmosphere is tensed, relationships with the local authorities start to suffer, thanks to the amount of faxes the Federation sends to local authorities, begging them to stop our race from taking place... Things are on the verge of getting out of control...

Schiniathlon video

Short story of Schininathlon, the classic triathlon event at Schinias bay, Athens, Greece"

Video shot during Schiniathlon events of 2011 and produced by Transition Sports