Laguna Lang Co Announces Inaugural Triathlon 2013

Triathletes set to race at Vietnam‘s first and largest world-class integrated resort

Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam, 28 January 2013 – Laguna Lăng Cô announces the inaugural Laguna Lăng Cô Triathlon to be held on 14 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 plethora of recreational activities such as 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 for guests of all ages, whether they are vacationers of 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 four months apart so that athletes can easily take part in both races.”

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.