Belinda Aims for Perfect 10 at Laguna Phuket Triathlon
She’s the darling of global triathlon who has charmed and delighted her many fans with a string of gutsy achievements during an 18-year career that has earned her 12 Ironman distance Championship titles.
But despite these legendary triumphs on triathlon courses worldwide, Australian Belinda Granger rates Laguna Phuket Triathlon – the “Race of Legends” – as her
And this year she’ll make her 10th appearance in the event she describes as: “Truly the most amazing race experience on the planet.”
Belinda first raced LPT in 2001and has returned every year since then except 2004 and 2006. During these years she achieved podium finishes in each race and has been Champion twice, in 2008 and 2010.
She also took on the added challenge of Ironman 70.3 Laguna Phuket, placing third in the inaugural 2010 event and among the top eight last year.
Her 10th LPT this year has added significance, as Belinda will be vying with fellow
two-time Champion Radka Vodickova to become the first female LPT triple Champion.
“It’s really hard to believe that this will be my 10th time racing LPT,” she said.
“I knew from my very first time in Phuket that I would make this a race I would return to year after year - the best part is that over the years many of my family and friends have decided to join me in this annual trip.
“Every year I look forward to returning- the race course, the people, the food, the place – there are so many wonderful memories."
As well as racing LPT Belinda has been a global ambassador for the event, actively endorsing it to fellow triathletes and fans alike.
Debbie Dionysius, Assistant Vice President of Marketing Communications, Laguna Phuket, said: “Belinda has become a true and valued friend of LPT and we’ve been delighted to see her competing here year after year.
“As well as always being an exciting competitor she’s also been a fantastic global ambassador for LPT and we’re truly grateful for her commitment to our event.”
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