PHUKET GAZETTE

 

March 18, 2017 | 02:00 PM

AMA, Xterra bring off road triathlon, trail run to Phuket



More than 500 athletes are expected to compete this year. Photo: AMA More than 500 athletes are expected to compete this year. Photo: AMA
PHUKET: Xterra Thailand and Active Management Asia (AMA) have partnered up to organize the ‘Xterra Off Road Triathlon and Trail Run’ on April 1 in Phuket. Following the success of Xterra Samui held last year, the company is now hosting its debut event in the ‘Xterra Asia Pacific and World Series 2017- Road to Hawaii’.

The trail run event, part of the ‘Xterra Trail Running World Championship 2017’, features 30km, 13km and 3 km runs for families and children.

The triathlon and duathlon are part of the ‘Xterra Offroad Triathlon World and Asia Pacific Series’. The triathlon features swimming, mountain biking and trail running, whereas the duathlon includes trail running, mountain biking and then back to trail running.

All events will be held on the same day. Winners will receive free tickets to participate in the Xterra World Championship finals to be held in Hawaii at the end of the year.

Xterra is a global leader in off-road sports, known worldwide for its cross triathlons and trail running races, with over 300 events held annually across the globe.

“Xterra Phuket will attract 500 athletes from all around the world with US$7,500 in the prize money purse. It will also stimulate tourism in Phuket during the low season,” says Serge Henkens, director of events at AMA-Events.

Interested participants can register online at www.xterrathailand.com or in person at B&L Bike service in Thalang. For more information, call 084-845 1291.

This event is proudly sponsored by the Phuket Gazette and The Nation as national media partners.

This article first appeared in the March 18-24 issue of the hard-copy Phuket Gazette newspaper.

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