Triathletes set to race at Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam – 14th April 2013
The event which will be organised at Laguna Lăng Cô, Vietnam’s first and largest world-class integrated resort development, aims to build on the success of its sister event, the legendary Laguna Phuket Triathlon.
The triathlon race will comprise a 1.8 km swim, a 62 km bike ride and a 12 km run. There will also be a duathlon consisting of a 6 km run, a 62 km bike ride and a 12 km run. A 6 km Fun Run rounds up the race programme.
“We are very excited for Laguna Lăng Cô to host this inaugural triathlon which we hope will put Laguna Lăng Cô on the global map not only as a world-class integrated resort for all holidaymakers and second home owners but also as an exciting destination for sports and adventure aficiondaos,” said Ravi Chandran, Managing Director of Laguna Lăng Cô.
“Triathlon devotees are adventurous and constantly in a quest for new challenges, therefore we hope that Laguna Lăng Cô will be a unique new destination with exciting challenges for the triathletes.”
Laguna Lăng Cô offers a variety of recreational activities such as a flying trapeze, bungee trampoline, water pillars, flying fish experience and parasailing for families and guests of all ages, making it a perfect getaway vacation spot whether they are vacationers or race participants.
Roman Floesser, Race Director of the Laguna Phuket Triathlon and his experienced management team have been appointed to organise the event. “When I first visited the location a few months ago I was blown away by its beauty and immediately recognised the potential to host an international triathlon there,” he said. “We will have a fantastic, calm swim, a very scenic one lap bike course with a nice climb in the middle offering stunning views and a two-lap run course mainly around the resort’s golf course. I very much look forward to working on this project.”
The race will be open to amateurs, but will also feature a group of professional athletes whose names will be announced shortly.
Debbie Dionysius, Event Director of the Laguna Phuket Triathlon is delighted to welcome the new event. “The Laguna Lăng Cô Triathlon will give many of our regular participants in Phuket a chance to add another event to their racing calendar and experience the renowned Laguna hospitality in Vietnam as well. The two events are six months apart, so that athletes can easily take part in both races,” she said.
Participants of the Laguna Lăng Cô Triathlon will recognise some familiar features that have given the Laguna Phuket Triathlon its legendary reputation. There will be a five-star pasta party on the eve of the race and a post-race buffet and complimentary massages on the event day immediately after the race followed by an Awards Party in the evening. Calling in the finishers will be the voice of triathlon in Asia, Whit Raymond, who will serve as the race announcer and emcee throughout the race weekend.
Registration for the Laguna Lăng Cô Triathlon is now opened. Participants are entitled to special rates starting from US$ 160 per night for accommodation bookings at Banyan Tree Lăng Cô and Angsana Lăng Cô during their stay for the event. Entry fees will start at US $150 and price includes the Pasta Party.
Lang Co is easily accessible by air via Da Nang city. Da Nang International Airport has direct flights that connect to various countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Malaysia. From other international destinations, Da Nang is easily accessible via Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi. Laguna Lăng Cô is 55 km from Da Nang International Airport.