Challenge Laguna Phuket’s Tri-Fest carnival, which will see thousands of international athletes from around the world descend on the island for the legendary Laguna Phuket Triathlon (LPT) on 24 November celebrating its 20th anniversary this year by launching an inaugural Challenge Laguna Phuket a week later on 1 December, was previewed yesterday (Wednesday, 16 October) for media by organisers and sponsors in a special conference at Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in Bangkok.
The multi-media event showcased some of the elite triathlon stars set to compete in both races and thrill spectators who each year throng to see the action in the spectacular swim, bike and run courses in and around Laguna Phuket.
This year’s Challenge Laguna Phuket field is headed by the hottest name in international triathlon – Australia’s 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.
The Bangkok conference was addressed by Phuket Governor Maitri Inthusut; as well as sponsor representatives Wiboon Nimitrwanich, Executive Director Advertising and Public Relations Department, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT); and Suvadhana Sibunruang, Director Brand Management and Commercial Communications, Thai Airways International Plc (TG). Also presented at the Conference was two consecutive years sponsor King Power International represented by Chonnapat Niphonwatthanakul, Corporate Relations Department Manager.
Thai Airways International is providing travelling athletes booking online at www.challengelagunaphuket.com with a 15k baggage upgrade for bikes and each athlete will receive a King Power Duty Free discount voucher.
NBT News Focus reporter Pondsuda Sa-nguansuk was the winner of the conference’s lucky draw for media and won a two-night stay for two at Angsana Laguna Phuket with return flights on Thai Airways.
Further information: www.challengelagunaphuket.com