Golden Triangle International Triathlon Thailand 2017
One of the Most Unique Triathlon Race in the world is ON!! The race that triathletes and spcectators all over the world await for... The Golden Triangle International Triathlon 2016. The race where you will experience different landscapes and cultures of three countries under one exciting race Laos, Myanmar and Thailand.
To celebrate the auspicious occasion of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's 61th Birthday Anniversary on April 2nd, 2016, the athletes from across the globe will have the chance to compete for one of the highest honor Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's Trophy. The Ministry of Tourism and Sports of Thailand aims to celebrate and pay respect to the princess on this great occasion and also wishes to reiterate the fact that sports is indeed one of the factors which can link the people of the world together especially South East Asian nations and boost the ASEAN regional tourism industry and particularly the Greater Mekong Sub-region, consisting of Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Southern China.
Sport of Triathlon is the greatest tests of physical and mental, for the athletes as they race for a total of 66.7 kilometers, consisting of 1.7 kilometers swim across the Mekong River from Laos PDR to Ha-Chiang Port 2 in Chiang Saen District of Chiang Rai, near the golden triangle, followed by 53 kilometers cycling from the pier to the Tea Oil Research and Development Center in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai and finishing with a 12 kilometers run from the Tea Oil Center to the replica of the Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar and back to the Finishing line in Thailand. Athletes can also compete for the duathlon which comprises of a 6 kilometers run, 53 kilometers cycling and 12 kilometers run (in total of 71 kilometers).
The Golden Triangle International Triathlon will surely once again be marked in this regions’ history of being more than just a competition as it will enhance friendship between participants from across the world, as the picturesque view of the landscape will perpetually remain in the hearts of participants.