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Laguna Phuket Triathlon 2013 Has Best Pro Lineup in Many Years

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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 their titles.

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.

Wet conditions in Phuket may make the LPT 2013 very tricky

Wet conditions in Phuket may make the LPT 2013 very tricky. Click for more Pictures.

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.

See also: Pictures from the Laguna Phuket Triathlon 2013 and Pictures from the Laguna Lang Co Vietnam Triathlon 2013.

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