Phuket, Thailand, September 21, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX/ Laguna Phuket, Asia’s premier integrated resort and leisure destination, will reinforce its reputation as a leading sports hub this November as it welcomes athletes from around the world to take part in the 29th Laguna Phuket Triathlon.
More than 1,200 athletes and 2,000 visitors from approximately 30 countries are expected to come together for this popular sporting event on 19th November 2023. Staged at Laguna Grove, Southeast Asia’s longest-running triathlon includes a 1.8km swim in the Andaman Sea and lagoon, a 55km bike ride through Phuket’s rolling countryside and villages, and a 12km run through the landscaped grounds of Laguna Phuket.
A Sprint option is also available (comprising a 0.5km swim, 20km bike ride & 6km run), and a Duathlon (4km run, 5km bike ride & 12km run) is perfect for families or friends. The entire event will be expertly managed by a professional team and brought to life by commentator Whit Raymond.
An exciting array of pre-event activities started on 17th September with a Bicycle Clinic by Psychosport, followed by an Open Water Swim by TriHub and a Lifestyle Night Market on 18th September. A yoga and breakfast were hosted at Open Kitchen today (20th September) and a thrilling Four-Man Muay Thai Championship with top fighters will be staged on 21st September.
The 29th Laguna Phuket Triathlon is fully supported by leading organizations including Phuket Province, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Sports Authority of Thailand (under the Ministry of Tourism & Sports) and Thai Airways, among others. This popular event reaffirms Phuket’s position as a premier sporting destination in Asia, boasting international standards, modern infrastructure and breathtaking natural beauty. Most importantly, this charitable event also supports Children First Fun (CFF) in Phuket.
“We are thrilled to announce the return of the Laguna Phuket Triathlon. This year’s event promises to be an intensive experience; participants will traverse the exquisite scenery of the Andaman Sea, pristine lakes and natural trails, all while enjoying comfortable accommodation within Laguna Phuket. We look forward to welcoming professional and amateur triathletes to this exceptional event, which is the perfect way to kickstart Phuket’s high season,” said Mr. Paul Wilson, Vice President and Deputy Managing Director of Laguna Phuket.
Over the years, the Laguna Phuket Triathlon has attracted top triathletes including Michael Raelert from Germany, a four-time Iron Man champion, Massimo Cicana, the Italian triathlon champion, Ruedi Wild from Switzerland, who competed in the 2012 Olympics, Emma Pallant-Browne from the UK, who has over 20 Iron Man 70.3 victories, Inge Prasetyo from Indonesia, a silver medalist in the SEA Games, and Jaray Jearanai, a member of the Thai national triathlon team, along with many other athletes and celebrities. The event was even named one of the “10 Best Triathlons in the World.”
Participants will enjoy world-class accommodation at a choice of resorts within Laguna Phuket, plus complimentary car and boat transfers to the start line. Special room rates are available at Angsana Laguna Phuket, Banyan Tree Phuket, Cassia Phuket, Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket, SAii Laguna Phuket, and Banyan Tree Veya Phuket, for guests who book using the code “LPT2023”.
Registration for the Laguna Phuket Triathlon is open from now until 13th November 2023. Don’t miss out – register at www.lagunaphukettri.com!