Olympians, Ironman and World Champions to race Bangkok Triathlon on July 4th
It was announced yesterday in Bangkok at the Press Conference of the 2015 King’s Cup Bangkok Triathlon Thailand Tri-League Series, a start list of international athletes ranging from former World Champions and Olympians, to current Ironman Champions. The event will take place on July 4th, at the Rama 8 bridge on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, registrations are still open.
The winning prize money for the event is THB50.000 with an aditional prize to the winner of the Tri-League Series (ranking of 4 races). The event will also pay the winners of each age group and a bonus to the Top 3 Thai Nationals as per below break down
International Starts at the start list
The strong men’s field promises a tight battle for the title, meet the pre-race favorites:
- Mitch Robins (AUS): Leading the men’s field is Mitch Robins, he is coming off a win at Ironman 70.3 Japan on the first weekend of June. Mitch is based in the Philippines and has several victories this season in Asia.
- Fredrik Croneborg (SWE): Fredrik won the first race of the Thailand Tri-League in Cha-Am and is in excellent form, you can expect a podium finish from him
- Chris McCormack (AUS): The two times Ironman World Champion is now based in Phuket (Thailand) is the most well known name on the start list and always a favorite.
- Paul Amey (GBR): His career highlights includes 2005 Duathlon World Champion, 2nd 1998 Lausanne Triathlon World Championships, 2nd Aquathon World Championships
- Michael Murphy (AUS): Also based in the Philippines, Michael Murphy won the Golden Triangle Triathlon in 2014 and is one of the strongest swimmer of the field.
- Simon Agoston (AUT): 2008 Olympian, Simon will be defending his title at the Bangkok Triathlon.
- Nick Gates (AUS): A former Tour de France rider, NIck was 2nd at the first race of the Tri-League in Cha-Am
On the women’s side, a mix of international athletes with local starts and celebrities will also make the race interesting:
- Dimity-Lee Duke (AUS): Dimity has been on the podium on almost every international race this year including a 2nd place at the first race of the series.
- Renee Baker (AUS): Renee was 4th place at Challenge Camsur on June 14th and should be at excellent form in Bangkok after a training camp in Phuket.
Athletes have the options of 3 events:
- Standard Triathlon: 1.5K SWIM – 55K BIKE – 10K RUN
- Sprint Distance: 0.75K SWIM – 30K BIKE – 5K RUN
- Duathlon: 5K RUN – 55K BIKE – 10K RUN
The swim will take place in the Chao Phraya river (2x 750m loops), while the bike will be on the expressway and the run will take the athletes to one of Bangkok’s most beautiful temples.
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