Following the success of its inaugural event in 2013, the iconic multi-sports weeklong event “Challenge Laguna Phuket Tri-Fest” sets to take place again this November with the 21st Laguna Phuket Triathlon (LPT) on 23rd and to culminate by the 2nd Challenge Laguna Phuket (CLP) a week later on 30th.
The unique enduring appeal of Laguna Phuket Triathlon comprising 1.8km swim, 55km bike, and 12km run and the half distance challenges of Challenge Laguna Phuket featuring 1.9km swim, 90km bike, and 21km run, are attracting entries from leading international pro athlete personalities, as well as age groupers worldwide.
With the event only two months away, the excitement is growing by days. To date, a combined 1,308 athletes have signed up for the two main races. Estimated 1,500 athletes expected to join the race this year.
Last Year Champion to Defend Title
In the Challenge Laguna Phuket race, 2013 Champion Rasmus Petraeus of Denmark has registered to return to defend his title.
He’s set to face strong challenges from a field that will include LPT’s triple champion Massimo Cigana (ITA), multiple records holder and 2013’s 2nd World Champion Luke McKenzie (AUS), and Till Schramm (DEU)who raced the inaugural Challenge Laguna Phuket Tri-Fest last year and was impressed by the region’s lifestyle and professional race organisation.
High Calibre Women’s Fields Expected
LPT and Challenge Laguna Phuket are once again set to see high-calibre fields of elite women’s pros taking on their tropical challenges.
LPT’s triple winner in women’s field, Radka Vodickova (CZE) has confirmed she will race the Challenge Laguna Phuket on 30 November – setting up an intriguing contest with Tamsin Lewis (GBR) who finished 3rd in female category last year in LPT and CLP both, and world-renown Triathlon’s sweetheart and LPT’s double female winner Belinda Granger (AUS) who’s also completing her 12th time at LPT the week before.
For more information and race registration, visit www.challengelagunaphuket.com