Pete Jacobs, Chris McCormack and Melissa Hauschildt line up for Challenge Laguna Phuket

Challenge Laguna Phuket’s Tri-Fest has seen thousands of international athletes from around the world descend on the island for the legendary Laguna Phuket Triathlon and the inaugural Challenge Laguna Phuket  on 1 December featuring some of the sport’s biggest names.

The field for Challenge Laguna Phuket is world-class with three world champions – Pete Jacobs (AUS), Chris McCormack (AUS) and Melissa Hauschildt (AUS) – all lining up to to try and make history by taking the first Challenge Laguna Phuket title along with Belinda Granger (AUS), Massimo Cigana (ITA), Alberto Casadel (ITA) and Ruedi Wild (SUI).

Challenge Laguna is part of the Challenge Family global series of long distance triathlons is changing the face of long distance racing around the world with its focus on athlete experience. Featuring spectacular courses in iconic destinations, Challenge Family events focus on delivering the race of a lifetime to every athlete, and creating a memorable spectator experience that captures all the excitement and emotion of this inspirational sport. The Challenge Family series currently features 22 events around the world including the world’s largest long distance triathlon, Challenge Roth in Germany. Other Challenge Family races take place in Germany, Austria, Canada, UK, France, Spain, Holland, Italy, Denmark, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Taiwan and USA.

Official start list below… Fettell and Berkel are out. Will update as we go.

BIB GivenName FamilyName Category Nationality Start Wave
1 Chris McCormack M Pro AUS Pro Wave
2 Pete Jacobs M Pro AUS Pro Wave
3 Jan Frodeno M Pro GER Pro Wave
4 Ruedi Wild M Pro SUI Pro Wave
5 Massimo Cigana M Pro ITA Pro Wave
6 Albert Casadei M Pro ITA Pro Wave
7 Fredrik Croneborg M Pro SWE Pro Wave
8 Justin Granger M Pro AUS Pro Wave
9 Till Schramm M Pro GER Pro Wave
10 Rasmus Petraeus M Pro DEN Pro Wave
11 Timothy Marr M Pro USA Pro Wave
12 Jens Toft M Pro DEN Pro Wave
13 Barry Lee M Pro MAS Pro Wave
14 Michael Murphy M Pro AUS Pro Wave
15 Tim Berkel (out) M Pro AUS Pro Wave
16 Michal Bucek M Pro SVK Pro Wave
17 Brad Wauer M Pro AUS Pro Wave
18 Gilian Oriet M Pro SUI Pro Wave
19 Clayton Fettell (out) M Pro AUS Pro Wave
20 Ben Hammond M Pro AUS Pro Wave
21 Melissa Hauschildt F Pro AUS Pro Wave
22 Radka Vodickova F Pro CZE Pro Wave
23 Belinda Granger F Pro AUS Pro Wave
24 Tamsin Lewis F Pro GBR Pro Wave
25 Ange Castle F Pro AUS Pro Wave

 

 

Karl Hayes

Head of Rest and Recovery

Karl is a keen age group triathlete who races more than he trains. Good life balance! Karl works in the media industry in Australia and is passionate about the sport of triathlon.