Online registration has opened for the Laguna Phuket
Triathlon 2009, which will take place on Sunday 6 December. The
internationally renowned event known as the ‘Race of Legends’ has
completely sold out in very little time the last four years.
Now in its sixteenth year, the event promises to
be bigger and better than ever with an expected field of over 900
athletes taking part in the triathlon, which comprises a grueling
1.8k swim, 55k cycle and 12k run.
event saw the Aussies rule with 3 x Ironman Champion Belinda Granger
(finishing in 2:47:11) and Richie Cunningham (finishing in
2:28:19) securing the 2008 Laguna Phuket Triathlon champion title.
The victory of both Richie Cunningham, who has raced Laguna Phuket
5 times and Belinda Granger, who has now raced Laguna Phuket 6
times has been a long time coming as both have always made the
awards podium but never before won the Laguna Phuket champion
The 1.8k swim course at the Laguna Phuket
Triathlon is unique in that it comprises two bodies of water. The
swim start will be on the beach at the Laguna Beach Resort at 7am.
Athletes will swim the first 1200 metres in the sea before
sprinting 100 metres across the beach to swim the last 600 metres
in a lagoon.
The 55k bike course, leads competitors
from Laguna Phuket to the north of the island past
tropical jungle, rubber plantations, beachfront and
local villages. The 12k run course takes competitors
around the immediate Laguna Phuket area.
There is also
opportunity for teams to participate in the corporate relay
challenge. Corporate teams are comprised of three athletes – a
swimmer, cyclist and runner, all above the age of 18. They can
either be the same gender or any combination. Participants must be
fit and trained in the relevant disciplines, as they will be
competing over a demanding course made up of a 1.8k swim, 55k bike
ride and 12k run.
The 6k Fun Run is also open for
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