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1 December 2012 – Challenge Family today announced a partnership with Asia’s longest running triathlon and in doing so, revealed its commitment to developing a series of half and full distance events throughout the region. Laguna Phuket Triathlon in Thailand has the longest tradition in triathlon in Asia attracting the sport’s legends and age groupers [...]
Michael Raelert and Melissa Rollison were a class above their respective fields today in Phuket as they took out the 2011 Asia Pacific Ironman 70.3 championship. Both of their runs proved to be the deciding factor with Raelert running 1:11 and Tim Reed being the only male that got close. Melissa Rollison ran 1:19 for [...]
Italy’s Massimo Cigana defended his 2010 title and became the first athlete in the events 18 year history to win three Laguna Phuket Triathlon’s (2007, 2010, 2011). Cigana took the lead through the steep Naithon Hills that athlete’s encounter during the 55km scenic Phuket bike course. From there he dominated the event using his powerful [...]
Are you going to Phuket for the Tri Fest? Trizone has been given an early heads up on a great offer from the team at BPM-Sport.com If you don’t know BPM then you should, they are the coaching and management team that work with Pete Jacobs and over the years have put on some amazing training camps with some of triathlon’s best including PJ, Macca, Mirinda Carfrae, Belinda Granger and more. Whilst chatting with the guys about some upcoming training options for 2012 (more on this soon on Trizone) we found out about this opportunity.
Australia’s newest triathlon sensation, Melissa Rollison, finished and amazing 2nd at the Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship in Phuket. Melissa’s 12th fastest overall run of the day catapulted her in to 2nd spot behind the powerhouse Caroline Steffen. Rollison’s self confessed slow swim was good on the day and put her in 7th coming out of the water and a quick T1 saw her move in to 5th at the start of the bike leg. Belinda Granger was 3rd, Michelle Wu 4th and Rachael Paxton was 7th. In the mens race Chris Legh was 5th and Paul Ambrose was 6th.
Tomorrow in Phuket the 2010 Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship will take place with a host of Australians chasing podium spots. Trizone spoke to a few of our leading triathletes who will be among the action at the front of the field. Anna Cleaver, Melissa Rollinson, Michelle Wu, Christie Sym, Paul Ambrose and non-starter Peter Schokman talk about how they are feeling, who to watch out for and in Pete’s case why he will not be on the start line.