The excitement for the Challenge Laguna Phuket Tri-Fest (CLP) is growing by the day with the event just over three months away. Here is the latest entry update, new additions to the pro line-up as well as the launch of the Junior Challenge.
A combined 1,500 athletes have already signed up for the two main races, the 20th anniversary Laguna Phuket Triathlon on 24 November and the Challenge Laguna Phuket 1 December.
Entries for both events are still open but the Laguna Phuket Triathlon is expected to sell out within the next few weeks.
Special Rate for Challenge Laguna Phuket Registered Athletes!
For all CLP registered athletes, accommodation specials at one of Laguna Phuket’s collection of luxury resorts are now available to all registered athletes for online booking. Rates start at THB 5,780 per room per night including breakfast, government taxes and service charge.
High profile pro line up confirmed
The pro line-up is taking shape headlined by Challenge Laguna Phuket ambassador and three times World Champion Chris “Macca” McCormack, and Kona 2012 World Champion Pete Jacobs. Massimo Cigana and Alberto Casadei will try to make an impression on the two Australian champions in a field that also features newcomer Dylan McNeice who has wins at Challenge Wanaka and Challenge Taiwan to his name this year.
The women’s field features two times Phuket Champion Melissa Hausschildt, three times Laguna Phuket Triathlon Champion Radka Vodickova and crowd favourite Belinda Granger.
Macca and Belinda Granger have been training in Phuket over the past few weeks which they hope will give them an edge over the competition come November.
The professional athletes will be vying for a share of the USD 15,000 prize money for the Laguna Phuket Triathlon and the EUR 25,000 for the Challenge Laguna Phuket. There will also be a bonus prize purse of USD 10,000 for the “Double” which will classify pro athletes according to their combined times of Laguna Phuket Triathlon and Challenge Laguna Phuket.
More pro athletes will be confirmed in the next few weeks.
Junior Challenge on 30 November 2013 announced
A Junior Challenge has been announced for Saturday, 30 November 2013 as part of the Challenge Laguna Phuket Tri-Fest program. Hosted by Thanyapura Sports and Leisure Club
For more information please visit: www.challengelagunaphuket.com