On August 29-30, 2020, the Kyivman extreme triathlon took place in Kyiv. Datagroup not only acted as the general partner of the first Kyivman in Ukraine, but also sent its representatives to participate in the team relay.
Kyivman 410 consisted of 8 km of swimming, 350 km of cycling, 52 km of running. The route was divided into two stages: there were swimming (8 km) and cycling (215 km) in the first day and cycling (145 km) and running (52 km) in the second day. All participants had time limit 12 hours each day. 46 people took part in the extreme race: ultramarathoners, ironmen, professional athletes, masters of sports. 11 athletes competed in the individual competition and there were 9 relay teams. Competing in swimming, racing and running, the participants of the tournament demonstrated endurance, willpower and desire to win, despite the hot weather and the complexity of the extreme route, which in some areas was more difficult than IRONMAN distance.
The DataHeartTeam sports team consisted of four people: Oleksiy Borodai (swimming), Andriy Lazarenko (running), Serhiy Kuzmenko (cycling) and Datagroup CEO Mykhailo Shelemba (cycling).
Competing in the strongest sports community, the Datagroup team showed excellent results:
- Oleksiy Borodai – 8 km of swimming in 2 hr 32 min;
- Serhiy Kuzmin – 215 km of cycling races in 7 hr 19 min;
- Mykhailo Shelemba – 145 km of cycling races in 4 hr 11 min;
- Andriy Lazarenko – 52 km of running in 5 hr 30 min.
These are very decent results! In the overall team standings DataHeartTeam took sixth place.
"We supported this event not only as a partner, but also through our personal participation. For us, it was another sports challenge, and our team coped with it with dignity. Sport has become an important part of corporate culture for Datagroup. I am glad that thanks to this, more and more employees in our company are joining a healthy lifestyle and supporting the charity project of the company "DataHeart: sport for life!", – says Mykhailo Shelemba, CEO of Datagroup.
Special thanks to the support group that accompanied the athletes and encouraged them on the most difficult sections of the extreme route. It was a bright sports event that gave a lot of positive emotions and drive to all participants and guests of the first Kyivman in Ukraine.