After the success of previous editions, the fabled island of Bali radiates once again the spirit of sporting competition as the 7th annual Biznet Bali International Triathlon returns to the island on 23rd June 2013. Taking place between the Ayana Resort and Spa, the Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay and the Intercontinental Bali Resort, the weekend features an Olympic distance event and Sprint distance event.
The Olympic Distance Course includes a 1.5 kilometer swim in the warm waters of Jimbaran Bay, a 40 kilometer bike ride on hilly paved roads and a 10 kilometer mostly flat run with a beach finish at the Four Seasons Resort Jimbaran Bay. The Sprint Distance Course includes a 500 meter swim in Jimbaran Bay, a 20 kilometer flat and fast bike ride and a 5 kilometer flat run with a beach finish at the Four Seasons Resort Jimbaran Bay. 5k Run is a scenic 5 kilometer flat run with a beach finish at the Four Seasons Resort Jimbaran Bay.
First launched in 2007, this year's event is reported to have attracted 900 athletes from around 29 countries.
Just as in previous years, the race will be highlighted with various programs including: a Balinese bike blessing; welcome cocktaisl, high-carb race eve dinner; the 'rock the race party' at the Ayana Resort and Spa; and the race-central entertainment and transition area at the InterContinental Bali Resort.
Over the past six years interest and participation by Indonesian athletes has grown dramatically reflecting the surge in interest in cycling and running in Indonesia generally. At the beginning national participants opted for the shorter “sprint distance” event or entering as a member of a corporate team challenge, often times returning in the subsequent year to participate as individual athletes in the full Olympic distance event.
The race continues to receive widespread support from the island of Bali and its surrounding communities of Jimbaran and Nusa Dua, traversed by the racers. In addition to the invaluable main title sponsorship by BIZNET Networks, the race has a long-standing record of support from the Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay, InterContinental Bali Resort and AYANA Resort and Spa Bali. In addition, the Bali Hotels Association, an organization representing all starred hotels on the island, has also given enthusiastic support to the race. BIMC Hospital continues to supply a team of dedicated medical professionals providing emergency medical assistance to the race.
More Information available at the event's official Website: http://www.balitriathlon.com/
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