Bangkok Triathlon and Duathlon this weekend

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The third edition of the prestigious Bangkok Triathlon with a course full of challenges featuring the historical “Swim the River of Kings”, the modern architectural “Bike the Corridor of Marvels” and the Thai culturally famous “Run the Streets of Smiles”, will take place on Sunday, July 10 starting at 7.30 a.m.

The event is organized as a celebration for the 84th Royal Anniversary of his Majesty the King.  The winner of the individual male and female will receive the Royal Trophy and the winner of the Relay team will receive the “Friendship Cup” given by the US Embassy on the occasion of 175th anniversary of US-Thai relationship.

Athletes take part in the Bangkok Triathlon. Athletes take part in the Bangkok Triathlon.

The Bangkok Triathlon swim course will start with a 1,840-metre swim in the Chao Phraya River near the Rama 8 Bridge.  The 55 kilometres bike course will take athletes to the top of the Borommarajchachonnani elevated expressway where competitors will enjoy spectacular views of western Bangkok countryside.  This 4 lane expressway is among the many royal initiated projects by the King to lessen traffic congestion in the western part of the city.

The run course, which will take place in Sanam Luang Rama 8 Park and over the Rama 8 Bridge, is 10 km long and promises to be very exciting for competitors and spectators alike.  This refreshing 3 loop run course will bring lots of fun action and a memorable end to the 2011 edition of the Bangkok Triathlon.

The Bangkok Triathlon 2011 is open to individual triathletes or to relay teams (a swimmer, a cyclist and a runner).  For those who are keen to participate in only cycling and running, they can participate in the Bangkok Duathlon 2011 competition which consists of a 5km run, a 55km bike and another 10km run.  The Bangkok Duathlon 2011 is open to individual athletes only.

For more information or to register, go to www.bangkoktriathlon.org.