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Major Australian Pro Athlete Line up for Laguna Phuket Triathlon 2008

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The 2007 Laguna Phuket Triathlon male champion, Italian born Massimo Cigana is confirmed to return for this years renowned ‘Race of Legends’ to defend his title. Also confirmed for the race that takes place on Sunday 7 December, is an overwhelming Australian line up; Belinda Granger who has won an amazing 3 Ironman titles this year at Canada, China and Malaysia, will compete against the champion of 2007’s Ironman World Champion Mirinda Carfrae. Other aussie elite athletes who will be competing for the USD 20,000 pro prize purse are Richie Cunningham, who is last years Laguna Phuket Triathlon’s runner up and inspirational Chris Legh who is a 2x Ironman 70.3 champion and has amazingly overcome major health
challenges throughout his career.

Apart from a tremendously exciting pro race, race organisers also anticipate one of the largest fields ever at the 2008 Laguna Phuket Triathlon as this year is the fourth consecutive year that entries to the individual race have completely sold-out, with 800 individuals, 50 relay teams (150 competitors), and an expected 300 people booked to take part in the 6k Fun Run. There has also been an addition to the weekend’s sporting event, a Kid’s Splash ‘n’ Dash which will be held on Saturday 6 December at 8am and has capacity
for 60 youngsters to participate.

Now in its fifteenth year, the Laguna Phuket Triathlon is supported by Thai Airways International, the Tourism Authority of Thailand and Herbalife International (Thailand). The Laguna Phuket Triathlon boasts possibly more world champions racing in past fields than any other race in the world short of the Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Hawaii. For further information on the Laguna Phuket Triathlon 2008 and to register for the Fun Run and Kid’s Spash ‘n’ Dash please visit