Thousands of international athletes are now in
Phuket for the Laguna Phuket Triathlon which will take
place tomorrow, 24 November 2013.
This year’s Laguna Phuket Triathlon
field is headed by Ruedi Wild and Radka Vodickova, last year’s
champions in the men’s and women’s field, who signed up to defend
Last year, Wild of Switzerland made his debut at LPT
and snatched the title from a top-class field of fellow pros while Vodickova of the Czech Republic, triumphed with her third Laguna Phuket title.
The Race of Legends will also see the hottest
names in international triathlon – Challenge Family ambassador
Australia’s Chris “Macca” McCormack, four-time World Champion
acclaimed as one of the most successful athletes in triathlon
history and leading the women’s field also from Australia, Melissa Hauschildt, newly-crowned 2013 ITU Long distance World
Championship and 2013 Ironman 70.3 World Champion. Melissa is also
defending her champion title from last year’s half iron distance
race at Laguna Phuket.
Australian triathlon legend Belinda
Granger, a crowd favorite who’s completing her 11th edition of LPT
this year, has signed up for both Laguna Phuket Triathlon and
Challenge Laguna Phuket.
Pros to watch also
include Australia’s Pete “PJ” Jacobs, Italy’s Massimo Cigana and
Alberto Casadei with many others to conclude the best pro line up
in many years.
The Tri-Fest will once again raise
money for Laguna Phuket Foundation’s local charitable causes.
“Athletes from Thailand and all over the world have raised
millions of Baht to fund various charitable programmes through Laguna Phuket series of sports events,” said Ravi Chandran,
Director of Laguna Resorts & Hotels PLC “Throughout our Tri-Fest,
we are aiming to raise THB 500,000 for the Foundation.”
The 20th Laguna Phuket Triathlon has
around 1,200 entries totaling approximately 1,800 athletes signed
up for the entire Challenge Laguna Phuket Tri-Fest.
Pictures from the Laguna Phuket Triathlon 2013
Pictures from the Laguna Lang Co Vietnam Triathlon 2013.
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