In 1978, American naval officer John collins formed a competition to test the endurance of human body in Hawai. First step is swimming on 3800 metres racecourse. Second step is mountain cycle race which will last 180 kilometres and the last part of it is the marathon running for 195 metres. Triathlon first came to Europe in 1983 and in 1991, this sports was done for the first time in Alanya, Turkey. Alanya Triathlon and Tennis Club was the initiator of founding Turkey Triathlon Federation. International Alanya Triathlon is a part of man and women European Championship. It consists of swimming for 1.5 kilometres, cycling for 40 kilometres and marathon race for 10 kilometres. Furthermore, there are some categories consisting of over 40 and 50 year-old men except European Championship. In 1991, in Alanya Triathlon 120 sportsmen from 13 countries and in 2003, 208 sportsmen from 21 countries participated in this race. The applications of the International Alanya Triathlon which is held in October every year, are made in Alanya Triathlon and Tennis Club.
Swimming Marathon Race
International Alanya Swimming marathone has been organized since 1992. It is in October a few days before or after International Alanya Triathlon. It has various categories such as young men, young women, men and women over 40 years old. The marathone starts from Cleopatra Beach crosses Cilvarda on the edge of the Peninsula and finishes at the port. It is 5 kilometers. About 100 swimmers from 15 countries join the marathone. The reward is a wek holiday in Alanya. Applications to join the swimming marathone are accepted at Alanya Triathlon and Tennis Club.
International Alanya Mountainbike Competition has been organized since 1997. The Competition, which takes place in Alanya Castle, is a journey to the history both for the racers and watchers.
About 200 racers from 15 countries join the competition. It is in the E1 category of Union Cycliste International. The competition, which is organized with the observation of Turkey Cycling Federation, the coordination of Alanya Nature Sports Club and the support of Alanya Municipality, is 7 kilometers. The total reward is USD 12.000- Applications are accepted at the Alanya Nature Sports Club.
The first Beach Volley tournaments started in 1993 in Alanya as GAPS Alanya Beach Volleyball Tournaments by the support of Alanya Municipality. In 1996 part of world championship was held in Alanya. Following years Beach Volleyball organizations in Alanya have drawn the attention of FIVB. European Championship Finals was agreed to be held in 27 – 31 August in Alanya by the contribution of Mr. Dünya Baltacıoğlu. The prize for this finals was 100.000 € for men and was 100.000 € for women. A total of 24 men and 24 women participated from 24 different countries. Men’s’ class N. Berger / C.Doppler from Austria and women’s’ S. Pohl / O. Rau from Germany won the cup. There were a lot of press members and both national and international TVs and it was live broadcasted.
Street (beach) Handball
In about 20 km east of Alanya. The sea and the beach is sandy, in some parts sand rock. Some parts of the coast that is about 5 km. are natural beaches. In the parts where there are refreshment stalls, deck chairs and umbrellas are available. Entrance is free. Mahmutlar coast is on Alanya-Gazipaşa road and there are public buses to the area all day long.