The Indian Triathlon
Federation and the Indian Triathlon Academy and its staff and athletes
were fortunate enough to escape the devastation of the Tsunami that
greatly affected many areas of Southern India, South Asia and South East
At the time most of our athletes were away from Chennai on leave, though
for one of our Academy Athletes, P. Arun of Chennai it was lucky escape.
Arun was on Marina Beach playing cricket at the time with friends when
the Tsunami struck and he was fortunate enough to make a lucky escape
and in doing so helped a number of others to safety.
At our run and open water swim training locations just south of Chennai,
residents were not as fortunate. There was extensive damage to a number
of houses and unfortunately a loss of life. Photos of Academy athletes
training in the area following the Tsunami highlight the damage to the
The Indian Triathlon and The Indian Triathlon Academy wish to thank all
those friends who contacted us in the wake of the Tsunami for their kind
wishes and their concern.
amongst the damage caused by the Tsunami in Chennai