The 20th Laguna Phuket Triathlon will take place
on Sunday 24 November, marking the beginning of Laguna Phuket’s
week long Tri-Fest.
This year’s Laguna Phuket Triathlon (LPT) will
celebrate its 20th anniversary while welcoming inaugural
Challenge Laguna Phuket (CLP) on Sunday 1 December to its iconic
multi-sports weeklong event Challenge Laguna Phuket Tri-Fest 2013.
During the proceeding seven days, Laguna Phuket will be a hive
of activity, with athletes and guests taking part in social activities, training sessions and competitions at the destination
On Sunday 1 December, athletes will race in the Challenge
Laguna Phuket – a longer, more challenging triathlon, comprising a
1.9K Swim, 90.1K Bike ride and a 21.1K Run.
The days between the two spectacular events in Phuket
will be filled with a Tri-Fest of training and social events
held in and around the Laguna Phuket destination resort.
This triathlon carnival has proved a popular attraction for
international athletes eager to sample the delights of Thailand while rubbing shoulders with the likes of Ruedi Wild and Radka
Vodickova, last year’s Laguna Phuket Triathlon champions.
Ruedi Wild triumphed at Laguna Phuket last year in 2:29.22.
Following Wild home were an elite field of seasoned athletes including Tim Meyer, Alberto Cassadei, Massimo Cigana, and Simon
The 2012 women’s field top finishers were Radka
Vodickova, Belinda Granger, Edith Niederfringer, Nickey Barnard,
and Sarah Wheeler.
In the Challenge Laguna Phuket, 2012
Champion Melissa Hauschildt of Australia – has registered to
return to defend her title. She’s set to face strong challenges
from a field that will include Vodickova and Granger, who finished
second and third respectively last year.
LPT and Challenge
Laguna Phuket are once again set to see high-calibre fields of
elite men’s pros taking on their tropical challenges.
Reigning World Champion Pete “PJ” Jacobs has confirmed he will
race the inaugural Challenge Laguna Phuket half distance triathlon
on 1 December – setting up an intriguing contest with fellow
Australian Chris “Macca” McCormack, the defending title-holder,
two-time World Champion, and Challenge Ambassador, for a slice of
the race’s 25,000 Euro prize purse.
Italians Massimo Cigana
and Alberto Casadei will try to make an impression on the two
Australian champions in a filed that also features Laguna Phuket
Triathlon 2012 champion Ruedi Wild from Switzerland.
enduring appeal of Laguna Phuket Triathlon and the unique
challenges of Challenge Laguna Phuket are attracting entries from
leading international pro athlete personalities, as well as age
To date, a combined 1,500 athletes
have signed up for the two main races. Registration for the 2013
half distance Challenge Laguna Phuket is open until 20 November
and total of approximately 1,800 athletes are expected to sign up
“The two Laguna Phuket’s triathlons are recognised as
being organised at one of the best destinations,” said Phuket
Governor Maitri Inthusut “especially the 20-years-standing Laguna
Phuket Triathlon which I consider the success of Laguna Phuket and
the pride of Phuket Province.”
Mr. Suvadhana Sibunruang,
TG’s Director Brand Management and Commercial Communications, said
“Congratulations to Laguna Phuket and Phuket Province on the 20th
anniversary of Laguna Phuket Triathlon! Thai Airways is pleased to
offer 15kgs excess baggage allowance exclusively for athletes
booking online at challengelagunaphuket.com”
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