On the death of Mr. Nasser Al Sayed, President of the Syrian Triathlon Federation

By Olalla Cernuda | 10 Jul, 2023

It is with deep sorrow that we have learnt of the death of our loved friend and colleague Mr. Nasser Al Sayed, President of the Syrian Triathlon Federation, General Secretary of the Syrian Olympic Committee and also a member of the Legal & Constitution Committee of World Triathlon.

Mr. Al Sayed contributed largely to the development of our sport in his country, and he was not only a visionary leader but also a passionate advocate for the sport of triathlon in Syria, and the good governance of our sport worldwide. His dedication and tireless efforts have undoubtedly left an indelible mark on the Federation and the triathlon community as a whole, and his legacy will live on hundreds of athletes inspired by him to pursue their dreams, pushing the boundaries of their potential.

His loss will be felt deeply by all those who had the privilege of knowing President Al Sayed. His commitment to the development and promotion of triathlon in Syria has paved the way for a stronger and more vibrant sporting community in the region.

On behalf of the whole triathlon family, we want to offer our support to the entire Syrian Triathlon Federation family, and to President Al Sayed’s family and friends. Please know that you are not alone in your grief.