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Asian Beach Games, to be held on November 17th in Phuket, meet the favorites

While the favorites are from East Asia, the ABG will also be a good opportunity for less traditional nations to acquire experience in International racing

Thailand is hosting the 2014 Beach Games, on Phuket Island. The games is an exotic and tropical version of the Olympic Games and includes several sports that aren’t in the Olympics such as Individual and Mixed relay Duathlon, mixed relay Triathlon and Muay Thai.

Monday the 17th of December its both the Individual and Team Triathlon in the following format:

Mixed Team Relay Triathlon
Swim 300 m
Bike 8 km
Run 2 km

Sprint Triathlon
750 m, 20 km, 5 km

The Men’s race will have more than 40 athletes toeing the line representing countries from all over Asian including nations with little tradition in triathlon such as Mongolia, India, Myanmar, Syria or Sri Lanka, there’s also several seasoned triathletes with plenty of world class ITU racing in their belts who are certainly the favorites for the win, meet them:

Men

Yuichi Hosoda – Representing: JAPAN – ITU Points List:: 56
Hirokatsu Tayama – Representing: JPN – ITU Points List: 60
Valentin Meshcheryakov – Representing: KAZAKSTHAN – ITU Points List:: 91
Faquan Bai – Representing: CHINA – ITU Points List:: 122
Ji Hwan Kim – Representing: KOREA ITU Points List:: 146
Lawrence Fanous – Representing: JORDANIA – ITU Points List:: 150

Women

Juri Ide – Representing: JAPAN – ITU Points List:: 14
Ai Ueda – Representing: JAPAN – ITU Points List:: 15
Yuting Huang – Representing: CHINA – ITU Points List:: 88
Lianyuan Wang – Representing: CHINA – ITU Points List:: 95
Hilda Choi Yan Yin – Representing: Hong Kong – ITU Points List:: 157
Joyce Cheung Ting Yan – Representing: Hong Kong – ITU Points List:: 158

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