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Laguna Phuket Triathlon makes a comeback on Nov 20 in Thailand

(Facebook/Laguna Phuket Triathlon)
(Facebook/Laguna Phuket Triathlon)

One of the longest-running triathlon races in Asia, the Laguna Phuket Triathlon, will be back for a 23rd edition on Nov 20th in Phuket, Thailand.

What started out as a unique made-for-television event to showcase the destination resort to the world has grown to be a well-respected race with about 1,300 participants including professional triathletes from around the world in 2015.

For 2016, the organisers have unveiled a fresh new look for the triathlon – a baby elephant mascot named Laguna, a re-designed logo and a new bike course for this year’s race. The race features a unique race distance of a 1.8km swim, a 50km bike and a 12km run, and has a total prize purse of US$20,000 (S$27,200).

Podium winners of the Phuket Triathlon 2015. (Facebook/Laguna Phuket Triathlon)
Podium winners of the Phuket Triathlon 2015. (Facebook/Laguna Phuket Triathlon)

Said Ravi Chandran, Managing Director of Laguna Phuket:

“It is a delight to see the popularity of triathlon proliferates new races in Thailand and the region, while Laguna Phuket Triathlon, with its longevity and worldwide appeal, is being recognised internationally.”

Registration is open until Nov 13. For more information and registration, please visit

Source: Straits Times SG