Challenge Laguna Phuket’s Tri-Fest carnival will see over 1,900 athletes from around the world descend on the island for the 22nd annual Laguna Phuket Triathlon (LPT).The 3rd Challenge Laguna Phuket (CLP) race will take place a week later on 29 November. challenge laguna

The multi-media event showcased some of the elite triathlon stars set to compete in both races and thrill spectators who each year throng to see the action in the spectacular swim, bike and run courses in and around Laguna Phuket.

This year’s CHALLENGELAGUNAPHUKET Tri-Fest is headed by defending champions; Ruedi Wild (SUI), title holder of 2014 Challenge Laguna Phuket; Massimo Cigana (ITA) and Alberto Casadei (ITA), who jointly made history last year at 2014 Laguna Phuket Triathlon when they crossed the finish line as one and gave LPT its first dual champions.

Cigana is also LPT’s first four-time winner (2007, 2010, 2011 and 2014.)  Also making an appearance at the conference was World Champion Michael Raelert (DEU) who won the race in 2011.

The Tri-Fest will also see returning Laguna Phuket champions such as Tim O’Donnell (USA) who won in 2010 and Radka Vodickova (CZE) who won LPT in 2009, 2011 and 2012.

Pros to watch also include Luke McKenzie (AUS), Allan Steen Olesen (DNK), Till Schramm (DEU), Simone Braendli (SUI) and the reigning Duathlon World Champion Emma Pallant (GBR).

Full participants list and live results are available at www.challengelagunaphuket.com.