Press conference IRONMAN 70.3 Triathlon Race returns to Phuket, Thailand

September 12, 2016 – Another IRONMAN 70.3 race is set to be hosted in Southeast Asia ,  this time in culture-rich and diverse  Thailand.  The race is scheduled on November 27, 2016 in one of  the world’s  premier holiday destinations the city of Phuket.

To be know as the “Foremost IRONMAN 70.3  Thailand” the race has received tremendous support and welcome from the government , particularly the sports Authority of  Thailand(SAT)and local government of Phuket.

Participants are in for a race with a crystal clear 1.9 kilometer rectangular swim that will start and end at Xana Beach Club Laguna Phuket ,  a 90 kilometer bike full of variety that will lead participants to the Laguna Phuket Property,  the Phuket Highway, the Sarasin Bridge and then back to the  Xana Beach Club Laguna Phuket and finally to a two-loop scenic 21 kilometer run that will start and end at Xana Beach Club Laguna Phuket

Together with the IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon, the junior version of the said race will also be brought to Thailand –the Foremost IRONKIDS Thailand , will be a run race that is open to the kids 6-14 years old . It will be held at the Xana Beach Club Laguna  Phuket on November 26 2016 and will be a fun and awesome pre-event activity to usher in the next day’s main event.

Foremost, a  brand of Friesland Campina is the little sponsor of both the Ironman 70.3 and Ironkids.  The Company has entered a multi year partnership with Sunrise after seeing the value of  sports and nutrition and key drivers for a healthy lifestyle .

IRONMAN 70.3 Thailand  will offer a  $15,000 USD professional prize purse and  30 qualifying age group slots for the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The Foremost IRONMAN 70.3 Thailand is produced and organized by Sunrise Events partnership with Friesland Campina’s Foremost brand as  the little  sponsor and made possible through the support of  number of sponsors and partners, including presentor Sports Tourism of Thailand (SAT) venue hosts Phuket , Thailand Government, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau and Angsana Laguna Phuket , Bollox Energy Gel , Timex and media partners PGTV,  Phuket Gazette and The National.

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