Bali - International Triathlon 2009

Bali Triathlon International 2009

“Triathlon is the fastest growing sport in the world” – Richard Sambera, MRA Bali International Triathlon 2009 ambassador’s statement was proven right by the increase in the number of participants registered excelling last year’s, in 2008.

The race scheduled on June 28, 2009 will challenge both individuals and groups in three combinations of sports: running, swimming and cycling. Its unique destination race should as well make the participants felt absorb by the beauty and friendliness of Bali.
Swimming will lead up the race. Athletes will start their 1.5 km swim from Jimbaran beach at the Four Seasons Resorts with close supervision by the lifeguards of Kuta Beach towards Intercontinental Bali Resorts beach. Next is transition to the second sport, cycling, which will take the route of 40km through the road of bypass Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, the hilly Ungasan and Pecatu. Ultimately, participants will put on their running shoes and run for 10km on mostly flat paved roads through Jimbaran village and traditional market and head for the finish line back at Jimbaran beach at the Four Seasons Resort. And to complete, BIMC Hospital will be ready to provide field hospital and ambulance support on the race day, while Jari Menari Massage will be soothing racers with free massages.

For detailed race course, please see:

http://www.balitriathlon.com/maps.html

MRA Bali International Triathlon will also hold 5k Fun Run where its route will be part of that 10K triathlon around Jimbaran Village with fascinating beach view. The latest great news, the fee of this race has been brought down to IDR 100,000 from previous fee of IDR 200,000.

As this event is held in Bali , MRA BIT follows the spiritual aspects dominating the daily life of the Balinese by including bike blessing by a pemangku (Hindu Priest) in the schedule to protect the cyclists spiritually and neutralize the evil forces. Mechanics are all set from three days before the event for the participant’s bicycle.
Finally, on Sunday, June 28, 2009, local and international triathletes will test their endurance in MRA Bali International Triathlon 2009.

While waiting for the athletes to reach the finish line, as in previous years, Coconut Grove area in front of the Four Seasons Resort Jimbaran will be open as the race central. Ardo and Delights will spoil music lovers’ ears with their ‘Smart Pop’ songs, pop music with a light jazzy touch; the children will be entertained with many games available around the festivity area. Various tents selling food and drinks will be ready to serve the enthusiastic spectators as well as interesting prizes. It is just right to have a relaxing holiday by the beach on Sunday, the most anticipated day for the family.

Cash in the amount of IDR 5,000,000 will be given out to Indonesian participant with the best time score. The Four Seasons Resort has generously offered a 6-day, 5-night package in a One Bedroom Villa at its Jimbaran Bay resort to the first male and female athlete to finish the race. The top three athletes in each competing division will receive various vouchers of accommodation, spa, dining as well as a unique trophy for each winner in the category of age and gender by Jenggala Ceramics.

MRA Bali International Triathlon 2009 will prove that Bali is still the favorite tourism as well as triathlon destination, will give back the world’s faith in Bali by means of sport which is universal in its character, enclosing a message of peace and make a way into returning Bali in good spirits. The events will be started at 6.30 am up to 2 pm.

See you at MRA Bali Triathlon 2009!

Press Released by MRA Bali International Triathlon Media Relations Coordinator
(06/05/2009)

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