Dubbed “The Race of Legends”, Laguna Phuket Triathlon is Asia’s longest standing triathlon race featuring a unique race distance of 1.8K swim, 50K bike and 12K run through spectacular tropical scenery of Asia’s premier resort Laguna Phuket and local communities in the northern part of Phuket lsland.
0ver the past 22 years, the race has attracted thousands of age group athletes as well as triathlon legends, Mark Allen, Greg Welch, Craig Alexander, Paula Newby-Fraser, Jan Frodeno, Mirinda Carfare and Leanda Cave, to name just a few.
The first race in 1994, at the time a unique made-for-television sporting event to showcase the destination to the world, attracted 284 registered competitors and was timed manually with stop watches. Since then the race has grown from strength to strength and is renowned for its challenging technical bike course parties and exceptional hospitality.
Top 5 countries of athletes’ origin are Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore Australia and Japan. It is featured in a book “Dream Destination Triathlon, the Most Beautiful 46 Races in the World” (Christine Waitz, Germany, 2015), named “Top 10 Exotic Triathlons” by Triathlon Magazine Canada (2015 and “Race of Your Life: 12 bucket-list Triathlons” by Triathlete Magazine USA (2016).
Laguna Phuket Triathlon is named Best Amateur Sports Event of the Year in Thailand” (bronze) at Sports Industry Awards (SPIA) Asia 2016.
Date: Sunday 20 November 2016
Venue: Laguna Phuket
More information: http://www.lagunaphukettri.com/
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