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Danish Crown Prince Frederik Will be Patron of Fyn 2018 ITU Multisport World Championships Festival

His Royal Highness and IOC Member The Crown Prince of Denmark will be the patron of Fyn 2018 ITUMultisport World Championships. Recently The Crown Prince tested the course of cross triathlon.The Crown Prince who is also IOC Member has tested the course of the Cross Triathlon, which is located in Svendborg on the Southern part of the island of Fyn.

Afterwards The Crown Prince said:

“It is a marvelous area that Svendborg is located in – both hilly and bumpy. This mountain bike track, which is more or less, a single track, is a technical track, but it is also a fast track in many ways. Since I am a triathlete myself and since I think it is great that a world championship is coming to Denmark it felt very
natural for me to become a patron for this ITU-event on the island of Fyn.”

Svendbord, Denmark

The Crown Prince tested the challenging track through the landscape in the South of Fyn accompanied by
several other event ambassadors of 2018 Fyn Multisport World Championships Festival, among others the
President of the Danish Triathlon Federation, Mads Freund:

“A World Championship is, of course, the largest event one can host. Then in five disciplines. We are very
proud. It is very a big thing to host such an event, but we have received incredible support from Sport Event Denmark and Sport Event Fyn. It is a collective effort that has been performed by the best mainstay in Denmark,” says Mads Freund.

In July 2018, Fyn 2018 ITU Multisport World Championships Festival takes place on the island of Fyn,
Denmark. The Danish Triathlon Federation, Sport Event Denmark, Sport Event Fyn and the municipalities of Odense, Svendborg, and Middelfart join forces and host this significant international multisport festival
consisting of five world championships within nine days. The five world championships include the
disciplines Duathlon, Cross Triathlon, Aquathlon, Aqua bike, and Triathlon.

H.R.H Crown Prince Frederik and Cross Triathlon Race Director, Martin Tørnqvist. Photo – Fyn2018

The World Championships Festival spans from July 6-14 and will be flanked by several fun-runs in which
everyone can participate. It will all be wrapped up in a festival where people from all over the world gather around the sport, the joy of life and festivities. Approximately 5,000 national and international athletes will participate.

Mayor in Svendborg Lars Erik Hornemann, is pleased by The Crown Prince’s involvement in the 2018 ITU
Multisport World Championships Festival on Fyn.

“We are proud that Svendborg can offer such a beautiful and challenging terrain. The Crown Prince has
test-run the course. I know that unique experiences await the participants of the Multisport Festival 2018
in Svendborg, Middelfart, and Odense,” he says.

CEO of Sport Event Denmark, Lars Lundov adds:
“It is a great honor and terrific for this great triathlon event that The Crown Prince has accepted the
patronage. The Crown Prince, himself, has tried his strength against the sport and on the whole, he is an
excellent patron for sports on all levels both nationally and internationally.”

Fyn 2018 ITU Multisport World Championships Festival is hosted by Denmark on the island of Fyn. The event is organized in close cooperation between the Danish Triathlon Federation, Sport Event Denmark, Sport Event Fyn, RaceMakers, the municipalities of Odense, Svendborg and Middelfart, the Danish Triathlon Federation and triathlon clubs of Fyn.

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Jimmy Archer

Founder and Editor at DirtTRI.com. Jimmy has been a professional athlete for over 18 years as a runner, cyclist, mountain biker, cross country skier, and primarily, triathlete. Jimmy has a degree in exercise science from the University of Colorado and is a USA Triathlon and USA Cycling certified coach. Jimmy became a freelance writer in 2000 while competing and covering the ITU Winter Triathlon World Championship. Since that time Jimmy has been head editor at two magazines, been published in numerous publications within the endurance sport, recreation, and travel segments. Currently Jimmy is competing professionally in off-road multisport. In his spare time Jimmy passionately follows Formula 1, Moto GP, and is an avid cook.

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