The German triathlete Jan Frodeno, who won his
country’s first triathlon gold medal at the Beijing Olympics in
August 2008, has confirmed that he will compete in this year’s
Laguna Phuket Triathlon Race of Legends in Phuket on 6 December
In Beijing Frodeno edged out the pre race
favourites in an exciting sprint finish to win a surprise gold
medal. Frodeno has also recently struck a gold win in the ITU
World Championship Series in Yokohama.
debut in Phuket, Frodeno’s presence will add to the
excitement as he battles it out with Australian defending champion
Richie Cunningham and 2007 Laguna Phuket Triathlon champion,
Massimo Cigana from Italy.
women’s champion Belinda Granger of Australia will defend her
crown following her maiden victory last year. Just three months
after surgery on her Iliac artery, Granger returned to competition
in style claiming victory in the Honolulu Ironman 70.3, and
pushing 2006 Ironman 70.3 World Champion Samantha McGlone into
second place. Granger’s dynamism and winning spirit has also
awarded her a recent second place in the Subaru Ironman Canada.
an exciting pro race, race organisers also anticipate
the largest field ever at the Laguna Phuket Triathlon 2009. For
the fifth consecutive year entries to the individual race have
completely sold out with 950 individual athletes registered. In
addition, 50 teams will be taking part in the team relay and there
are still places left to enter the 6k Fun Run.
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