Laguna Phuket Triathlons Set to Challenge in Carnival Style
Laguna Phuket will again be the focus of worldwide triathlon attention when the legendary Laguna Phuket Triathlon and iconic Laguna Phuket Ironman 70.3 are staged on back-to-back weekends at the luxurious destination resort to launch the island’s high season in carnival style.
Laguna Phuket Triathlon on Sunday 25th November and Ironman 70.3 on the following Sunday 2nd December are linked by a week-long “Tri-Fest” of related training and social events for the many age-group and professional athletes who flock from all over the world to Laguna Phuket each year to soak up its unique triathlon ambience.
Triathlon, contested over gruelling swim, bike and run courses, is the world’s fastest-growing participant sport, attracting devotees who travel far and wide to pursue their endurance dreams.
Laguna’s courses amid the tropical paradise island are particularly testing - swims are in the Andaman Sea and across a freshwater lagoon; bike courses feature sets of fearsome hill climbs; and run courses are on a variety of surfaces in and around the Laguna resort.
Laguna Phuket’s Tri-Fest between the two races offers opportunities for triathlon devotees to rub shoulders with professional athletes at a series of training and social events, all held in a carnival atmosphere.