Aqaba will be hosting Jordan’s biggest triathlon this weekend since it welcomed the world to an ITU World Cup event in 2006. The final preparations are being made for the Ayla Triathlon Championships, in which the points athletes get will be counted to the West Asian Championship and Asian Cup Championship, taking place on Friday at 9am, under the Patronage of HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein, Jordan Olympic Committee President. The main race combines a 750m Swim, 20Km Road Cycling and 5Km Run, while a Duathlon consists of a 5Km Run, a 20Km Road Cycle and a 2.5Km Run. Jordan’s Olympian Lawrence Fanous is one of the favourites for the event among 150 international athletes taking part. Dr. Yahia Dawood, Championship Manager and Committee Secretary, said that most of the work has been finished to ensure the safety of the participants in cooperation with the Public Security, Ministry of Youth and Civil Defense. “I want to thank our gold sponsors: Housing Bank for Trading and Finance, Hilton Hotel Aqaba and Ayla Oasis for their support," he said. The Championship will be held under International Triathlon Union rules and regulations.