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Bali International Triathlon 2017: Triathlon for the Soul

 

Following the successful weeklong Sanur Village Festival showcasing Bali's Spirit of Heritage through a variety of cultural and athletic events, the tenth annual Herbalife Bali International Triathlon will return to the Island of the Gods on 15th October 2017. Continuing the spirit of "Triathlon for the Soul", the thrilling competition that combines swimming, running and cycling now has a new course steeped in Balinese culture, starting and finishing at the picturesque and welcoming traditional village of Sanur.

Bali International Triathlon 2017: Triathlon for the Soul
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As always, the swim start of the race starts just after sunrise with this year's race stroking the calms waters off Sanur's Mertasari Beach, followed by bike sprints down the Ngurah Rai Bypass in Sanur to the IB Mantra Bypass in Gianyar and back to the beach side transition area before finishing with a road race through the streets of Sanur. Aside from improving safety, changes in the new course allow for full road closures and moreover, add that distinct traditional Balinese cultural experience.

Bali International Triathlon 2017: Triathlon for the Soul
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As in all previous editions, the race will be divided into the Olympic Distance Race comprising of 1.5km swimming, 40km cycling, and 10km running; and the Sprint Distance Race comprising of 500 meters swimming, 20km cycling, and 5km running. In addition, there will also be a 5k fun run competition. The age-group categories are divided by gender and age and are set apart by five year age bands, from 16 upwards to 60+. For age-group qualification all 16-24 year olds will be grouped as one in the Under 24 age category.

Bali International Triathlon 2017: Triathlon for the Soul
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Over 2,000 'triathletes 'from no less than 20 countries are projected to compete in this thrilling race. Among them will be Indonesian triathlon champion Jauhari Johan who represents Indonesia at the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur.

As title sponsor, Herbalife Nutrition will provide all participants with their quality products during practice sessions, pre-events, coaching clinics and at the actual race.

Bali International Triathlon 2017: Triathlon for the Soul
Photo source: www.balitriathlon.com

The sport-tourism event is already amongst Indonesia's most loved triathlons, famed for its iconic venue and unrivalled race experience. It has won honors including as "Best Destination Triathlon" by Competitor Magazine in the US and named as "Best Overall Short Course Triathlon in Asia" by AsiaTri Magazine in a selection made from among 60 races held in 12 countries in 2016.

Bali International Triathlon 2017: Triathlon for the Soul
Photo source: www.balitriathlon.com

Located just 25 minutes from the international airport, 30 minutes from the Kuta area, and 15 minutes from downtown Denpasar, Sanur is renowned as Bali's first beach resort and is actually where the early tourism industry grew on Bali. Famous for its spectacular sunrise, Sanur beach is a long stretch of beautiful white sand lined with palm trees that shade dreamy footpaths, market stalls and relaxed beach cafes. Sanur is also recognized as the largest village in Bali where its people - as with the rest of east Bali- are particularly friendly, welcoming and accommodating.

Bali International Triathlon 2017: Triathlon for the Soul
Photo source:  www.balitriathlon.com

So, prepare yourself to take on the thrilling challenges and experience the magical atmosphere of the island of the gods, Bali International Triathlon awaits you!

More information available at: http://balitriathlon.com/

Photo source of header banner: www.balievents.net

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