Islamabad Dashers kick off – and then announce Ironman Triathlon!

The Islamabad Dashers had their first training session two nights ago.

The Islamabad Dashers had their first training session two nights ago.

Marzio “Muzza” Da Re is the President of the newly formed Islamabad Dashers and below, he has some exciting news to report…

“Greetings all and preliminary advice that Islamabad had its first, sharp and very short AFL training session on Tuesday night.  Pictures will follow however I resent the fact that people are still taking the liberty of using my back as a platform for a ‘hanger’.

“The real and undisguised reason for this post is that the Islamabad Dashers’ Ironman triathlon is set to re-launch Pakistan into the International Sporting Arena.”

2013 Islamabad – Ironman Triathlon, Sunday, 29 September 2013

The Islamabad Dashers invite members of the foreign community and members of the Islamabad sporting fraternity to participate in a charity event known as the “2013 Islamabad Ironman – Triathlon” to be held in the Diplomatic Enclave. You can become Islamabad’s Ironman or Ironwoman for 2013 by completing the following disciplines and distances (in that order) or simply participate for fun, either as an individual or as part of a team. An 8km walk is also an option to join in.

  • Swim: 600m swim (30 lengths x 20 metres)
  • Cycle: 16 kms cycle (2 laps of the inside perimeter of the enclave)
  • Run: 8 kms run (1 lap around the Enclave)

For further information click onto 2013 Islamabad Triathlon Flyer or email

AFL India wants India-Pakistan match

Meanwhile, Sudip Chakraborty, Secretary General of the Australian Rules Football Association in India has replied:

“Fantastic to know about the first AFL training session in Islamabad.

“Hope you guys could have joined in for the AFL India carnival in Goa from 16-17 November.

“Please keep me posted on the updates of AFL Pakistan. We will have to figure out the earliest option to have an India-Pakistan AFL game somehow.

“Go (Indian) Tigers!!”

How good is the footy on the sub continent?? Mega awesome!


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