Macca to Lead Elite Pro Field at Inaugural Laguna Lang C Triathlon 2013

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Sponsor: Our coverage of the Laguna Lăng C - Vietnam Airlines Triathlon 2013 is sponsored by Laguna Lăng C - Vietnam's first and largest world-class integrated resort. Aiming to build on the success of its sister event, the legendary Laguna Phuket Triathlon, the Laguna Lăng C Triathlon will comprise a 1.8-km swim, a 62-km bike ride and a 12-km run. There will also be a duathlon consisting of a 6-km run, a 62-km bike ride and a 12-km run. A 6-km Fun Run rounds up the race programme. Registration is available at Laguna Lăng C Triathlon.

[HD video below] International triathlon legend Chris Macca McCormack will lead a strong group of elite international pro athletes at the inaugural Laguna Lăng C Triathlon 2013, being staged on 14th April at Laguna Lăng C in Vietnam.

McCormack, a two-time Ironman World Champion acclaimed as one of the most successful athletes in triathlon history, joins fellow Australians Belinda and Justin Granger, American Chris Lieto, Czech Olympian Radka Vodickova and Phuket-based Swede Frederik Croneborg in the impressive pro line-up at the new resort in central Vietnam.

With its pedigree as the sister event of the long-established Laguna Phuket Triathlon now in its 20th year Laguna Lăng C Triathlon will contain many elements of that legendary race, renowned for its course challenges, ambience and hospitality.

McCormack competed in his first Laguna Phuket Triathlon last November, when misjudgments of hot conditions and the challenging bike course cost him a podium place. Although he went on to win Ironman 70.3 Laguna Phuket a week later the final edition of this race which this year becomes Challenge Laguna Phuket as part of the new Challenge Laguna Phuket Tri-Fest - hes eager not to make the same mistakes in his Vietnam debut.

The opportunity to race challenging events in exotic places is what keeps me motivated in this sport, he said. Vietnam sounds like an amazing place, and for my first visit to the country you don't get a better opportunity to see the countryside and enjoy a town like racing a triathlon - I am super pumped about racing in Vietnam!"

His fellow pros are all Laguna Phuket Triathlon veterans and Belinda Granger - with 10 Laguna Phuket appearances and two championships also cant wait to test herself at Laguna Lăng C.

Im incredibly excited to be taking part in the inaugural Laguna Lăng C Triathlon Ive wanted to visit Vietnam for so many years now and finally I get the opportunity, she said. I love the distance and after supporting the Laguna Phuket triathlon for the past 10 years there was no way I was going to miss its new sister race in Vietnam. It will be my first race for the 2013 season, so I will be ready to give it all I have got. Ive been looking online at the new Laguna Lăng C resort and it looks amazing -Im just as excited about exploring the area post-race as I am about the race itself.

Laguna Lăng C, nestling on the pristine coast of Lang Co Bay, contains Banyan Tree and Angsana hotels and spas, an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Sir Nick Faldo, as well as private villas and residences, convention facilities and recreational pursuits.

The Laguna Lăng C Triathlon 2013 also has a duathlon, consisting of a 6 km run, 62 km bike ride and 12 km run, as well as a 6 km fun run.

Registrations are open and accommodation specials at Banyan Tree Lăng C and Angsana Lăng C are also available. Entry fees will start at VND 3,150,000 and include the Pasta Party. Accommodation specials start at VND 3,450,000 per night.

Laguna Lăng C is easily accessible by air via Da Nang. Da Nang International Airport has direct flights that connect to various countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Malaysia. From other international destinations Da Nang is accessible via Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi. Laguna Lăng C is a 40-minute drive from Da Nang International Airport.

As there are so many Pictures of Laguna Lang Co Vietnam Airlines Triathlon 2013 we have cut them up into different pages: Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5, Page 6, Page 7, Page 8, Page 9, Page 10, Page 11, Page 12, Page 13, Page 14, Page 15, Page 16, Page 17 and Page 18. Plus, HD Video Interview with Ravi Chandran MD of Laguna Lang Co, HD Video Interview with Freddy Schmidt, Athlete and HD Video Interview with Ross Cain, Athlete.

Deluxe King Room at the Angsana Lang Co Hotel in Vietnam

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ASIA Travel Tips will have full coverage from the Laguna Lăng C Triathlon, including high resolution pictures, HD video and much more.

See also: Pictures of the 2013 Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon (8 Pages)

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