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    Laguna Phuket Triathlon

    Road closures for Laguna Phuket Triathlon

    CHERNG TALAY: The 2006 Laguna Phuket Triathlon will be held on Sunday, starting at 8 am. Approximately 800 cyclists will be using Phuketís northern roads that morning. The following roads will be completely closed to traffic at the following times:

    8 am - 12:30 pm: All roads within Laguna Phuket and main road leading into Laguna Phuket;.

    8:15 am - 10 am: Plaza Del Mar to Ban Don-Naithon road;

    8:30 am - 10 am: Ban Don-Naithon road;

    9 am - 11 am: Route 4031, from Thepkrasattri Rd (Route 402) to the new airport road (Route 4026);

    9 am - 11:30 am: Thalang-Ban Don-Cherng Talay road (Route 4030).

    Note: To avoid delays, traffic from the airport traveling to Surin, Patong and other parts of the west coast south of Cherng Talay should take Thepkrasattri Rd (Route 402) to the Heroinesí Monument, then take Srisoonthorn Rd (Route 4025) from the Heroinesí Monument to Cherng Talay, then continue south.
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    Phuket triathlon Sunday

    THANIN WEERADET
    The high-profile Laguna Phuket Triathlon 2006 will kick off December 3 at the Laguna Phuket Resort in Bang Thao, Phuket.
    A record 745 triathletes have registered for the individual event and 65 teams for the relay race. The event, now in its 13th year, promises another exciting outing for participants who will battle it out in various disciplines that include a 1.8-kilometre swim in the sea and a lagoon, 55 kilometres of cycling over steep, winding hills, and a 12-kilometre run within the Laguna Phuket complex.
    Apart from that, some 500 athletes are expected to participate in a six-kilometre fun run.
    Organised by Laguna Phuket, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Thai Airways International and Herbalife International (Thailand), this year's race will see professional triathletes Greg Bennett (Australia), Massimo Cigana (Italy), Terenzo Bozzone (New Zealand), Samantha McGlone (Canada, Laura Bennett (the US), and Leanda Cave (Britain) in action. For more details, call 076-324-060 or visit the web site http://www.triathlonlagunaphuket.com.

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    ^ its a bloody good race, a big event!

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    ^Hmmm, you sure?

    British athlete drowns during a race in Phuket



    A British athlete drowned during the swimming leg of the Laguna Phuket Triathlon Sunday morning.

    William Scott Stewart, 43, was participating in the race in Thalang district in which there were about 1,000 competitors from around the world.

    The leg was about 1,800 metres of sea and lagoon swim.

    Stewart got into difficulty and was pulled from the water but was pronounced dead at KrungthepPhuket Hospital.

    Stewart had competed in a triathlon in Singapore before arriving in Thailand.

    The body will undergo a post mortem.
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    Sunday, December 3, 2006
    Man dies during Laguna Phuket Triathlon

    CHERNG TALAY: The Gazette has confirmed reports that a man died of a heart attack during the Laguna Phuket Triathlon this morning.

    Laguna has yet to release details of the incident as relatives of the deceased have yet to be notified of the man's death.

    Some 1,400 athletes from 40 countries competed individually or in teams in the international event, which has grown rapidly over the past few years.

    Thousands more lined the roads in the area to watch competitors cycle or run past.

    In the main race, competitors swam 1.8 kilometers, cycled 55km before crossing the finish line after a 12km run.
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    Monday, December 4, 2006
    Dead triathlete “suffered heart attack”

    CHERNG TALAY: Laguna Phuket this morning confirmed that Briton William Scott Stewart, 43, died after suffering a heart attack during the swim leg of the Laguna Phuket Triathlon yesterday.

    Debbie Dionysius, Laguna Phuket’s Director of Destination Marketing, told the Gazette that Mr Stewart was unconscious when he was pulled from the water. He was then taken to Bangkok Hospital Phuket, where he died at 11:08 am.

    She explained that safety staff posted to monitor swimmers were watching Mr Stewart while he was swimming after he veered off course. “He was rescued from the water when he was about 20 meters from shore,” she said.

    “He had trained for [the triathlon]. He was a good swimmer, and he had prepared for the event,” she added.

    On his registration form, Mr Stewart had not noted any pre-existing medical conditions.
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    i did the triathlon, and didn't hear anything about it during or after the race. i only hung around for about 45 minutes once i finished (long, long after the winners) but of the 10 people i talked to, none mentioned anything about the death. once i got back to the hotel, however, my gf said she overhead the hotel staff discussing how someone died during the swim. i told her it was just old women making up ghost stories for the future, but it appears i was wrong. bummer.

    this guy's death aside.....

    it was a nice event. the 1.2 in the ocean was great --the water was warm and relatively calm. but there was some confusion on behalf of the MC about which side of the sail boat to swim around up to 7 min. before the race started. the lagoon (600 m) was nasty. it was dark, dirty, and had an indescribable taste.

    the bike (55 k) was on a scenic course though the naitorn (sp?) hills, the coastline, rubber trees, and small villages---which, by the way, had loads of kids standing on the side of the road offering support to riders.

    the run ( a 6k loop that had to be run twice) wound through the laguna resorts' trails, streets and golf course.

    i'd like to post some photos, but i have no idea how....do i need to use the photo gallery on this board, or can i just download from photobucket?

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    You can use either our gallery or photobucket, I think you must be acheing quite bad by now

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    You can use either our gallery or photobucket, I think you must be acheing quite bad by now
    i never had the chance to stop fer pics.....

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    ^^the mornings are rough (yesterday and today) but once 10 or 11 am comes around, i'm pretty much pain free.





    i don't know why the first photo isn't showing....but, it's a quick pre race shot and the second shows people coming out of the lagoon. my GF took most of the photos on her camera, i'll post a few of them here once she puts them on photobucket.

    edited by dirtydogNot sure if this works.
    Last edited by raycarey; 05-12-2006 at 09:34 PM.

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    [quote=raycarey;223403 my GF took most of the photos on her camera, i'll post a few of them here once she puts them on photobucket.[/quote]

    lucky bastard - mine is lucky to be out of bed b4 i finish most races....


    heres a pic of my finishers medal ( fer some reason i didnt get in the top 3...... hahahha


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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwillyhggtb
    lucky bastard - mine is lucky to be out of bed b4 i finish most races....
    we were there at 6:30 to take it all in. it was her first time watching a tri, and she really enjoyed the atmosphere. she's making noise about us putting together a relay team next year....i'd be up for it, but i'll believe it when i see it.

    here's the flip side of the finisher's medal...


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    why are my photobucket pics showing up strangely?

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    I am not sure what you done wrong, first the top one didnt show so I sorted out that one, then the bottom one didn't show, yet your coding was ok, bloody weird.

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    here's some people starting the bike....


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    Brazilian takes the gold at Laguna Phuket Triathlon


    Brazilian takes the gold at Laguna Phuket Triathlon
    Reinaldo Colucci sets new course record
    (2006-12-06 13:41:56)


    Reinaldo Colucci (standing centre in pic), the 21-year-old Brazilian triathlete won the Laguna Phuket Triathlon pro menís championship title with a new course record of 2:30:58 - finishing 3.21 minutes ahead of second placed Terenzo Bozzone (right) from New Zealand.

    825 athletes vied for an early lead in the first leg of the triathlon. The1.8k swim saw was pro athlete Leonardo Ballerini from Italy first our of the water 0025, followed by Thai national team swimmer Arcom Auchitoran representing the Raj Pracha Samasai Foundation team in 0026 and US pro female Laura Bennett in 0055. Mr Colucci completed the 55km bicycle ride in 01:21:57, ahead of Terenzo Bozzone, who came in a close second in 0127, and Massimo Cigana od Italy in 0108.

    Colucci and Bozzone battled it out during the 12k run until Colucci secured a comfortable lead to win 3.21 minutes ahead of Bozzone and take home USD3,000 in prize money. Terenzo Bozzone claimed second place in 0239, followed by Massimo Cigana (left), who placed fifth in 2005, in third place with a total time of 0231.

    Laguna Phuket defending champion Samantha McGlone (CAN) once again claimed the Pro Womenís championship in 02:48:34, followed by newcomer Leanda Cave (GBR) in 02:50:35 and Laura Bennett (USA) in 02:54:02.

    The champion of the Herbalife Corporate Challenge Team Relay was the Raj Pracha Samasai Foundation team comprising Arcom Auchitoran, Saree Reangsiri and Veerachai Sriboonram, who won in 0251. Second place went to Jetpon Ampanmanee, Stephan Gratziani and Suvat Paiboon of the Herbalife Liftoff team in 02:50:37, followed by the Phuket Hash House Harriers team, comprising Lee Howard, Kergkong Siriwan and Eakaruk Pantip in 03:03:06. The fastest Thai finisher was Chadarak Chaikamjorn in 0357 while the first Thai woman to finish was Natcha Pianprasobsuk in 03:45:43.

    Complete race results can be found at Laguna Phuket Triathlon: one of Asia's best triathlon competitions
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    is anyone doing it this year?

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    ^ not anymore, i'm afraid. since i dont live in thailand anymore, but well worthwhile if one does!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    but well worthwhile if one does!
    absolutely. i had a great time last year....i was shocked at how many people entered.

    i'm out this year (a couple of nagging injuries), but fully plan to do it again next year. i've also heard about a mini in krabi in march....and if my calf heals properly i might enter.

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    ^ oh yes, huge, great atmosphere.

    shame about the injury. i hadnt heard abt Krabi, that could be good, but depends greatly on the organiser.

    good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    i hadnt heard abt Krabi
    only word of mouth at this point...but i'm going to a couple of bike shops this weekend and hope to learn more.

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