Nordhausen is not only the center of the north of Germany, but also the leading city of triathlon competitions.
As this kind of discipline competitions captured more and more fans, Germany was no exception. Even a small town like Nordhausen. This sport officially appeared in the city in the early 2000s, where it was founded by fans of this discipline, that is, amateurs. Triathlon competitions in Nordhausen were originally a fun weekend pastime, where absolutely everyone participated. There were no winners or losers.
Many participants performed with their bikes, which they simply rode to work. When passing the last stage – running, the participants ran in groups and talked about their everyday problems, not thinking about victory. This discipline in Nordhausen was created on the basis of a swimming club, because the triathlon club did not have a place to stay and since most of the participants were swimmers, they decided to establish themselves in a swimming club.
This organization had swimming pools for water sports during bad weather conditions. After only 10 years, the decision was made to become an independent triathlon organization that could dictate its own rules and satisfy its needs without the participation of third parties. In the course of the rapid development of this discipline in Nordhausen, the number of participants and those wishing to become more and more. In 2017, the Nordhausen triathlon association became so huge that it took on the responsibility of preparing the athletes of that same swimming club for the competition.
Triathlon – the pride of Nordhausen
This discipline has become the hallmark of Nordhausen. an increasing number of members of this sports organization began to win prizes at the German championships, world championships and even at the Olympic Games. A large number of tourists go to this town precisely because of the triathlon sports club. Fans of this discipline constantly monitor competitions, try not to miss a single tournament. Initially, the founders of the club were 5 people who relied only on their own strength and finances.
This organization began to grow and develop, requiring more and more support from outside. So out of the five founders, 50 became. Having learned about the rapidly growing popularity of this club, sponsors voluntarily began to support the triathlon organization for the benefit of the town. Local authorities also did not stand aside and helped the club to develop at the local level, as the triathlon became the hallmark of the town and increasingly attracted tourists. And who would have thought that after some time the amateur occupation of these people would grow into a professional club.
The role of triathlon in the life of the city
With the successful further development of the sports organization of this discipline, children’s circles for swimming, running and cycling began to open. The parents of such a small town gladly supported this. Because their children will be able to improve their health and develop in their native city. The students of this city were given the opportunity to simultaneously learn and develop their skills in different sports that are included in this discipline. With the development of this organization, many more jobs appeared in the city, which was convenient for the residents of the city themselves. Thus, thanks to just a few people who founded this club, a not so big city gained its fame at the European level.
Without this sports organization, there is not a single sports competition in the city. They began to hold ordinary bike rides in favor of charity. The annual traditions of triathlon competitions were also based, which were available not only for athletes, but for everyone. The club provided absolutely all the necessary equipment for the competition. The main motto of the organization to this day is the words “We are open to everyone who is ready to glorify triathlon”.