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Foremost IRONMAN 70.3 returns to Phuket on November 27, 2016
To all Foremost IRONMAN 70.3 Thailand & IRONKIDS Thailand Participants
We are pleased to advise that we will be proceeding with our inaugural Foremost IRONMAN 70.3 Thailand and Foremost IRONKIDS after due consideration of the recent events in Thailand and the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. We at Sunrise Events and IRONMAN are very mindful and respectful of the mourning period and the Thai culture.
The direction of the Phuket Government is for all sporting events to continue yet duly mindful of the yearlong mourning period. This is aligned with the National Government’s position to continue sports and tourism activities with certain restrictions.
As such we will have to realize certain aspects of our events may be considerably subdued during this period, particularly with respect to celebration. Participants may also be asked to wear black armbands as a matter of respect.
Though there will be some adjustments in light of the circumstances, we believe this event will still very much be a world-class event.
We look forward to seeing you in Phuket in just over a month.
About Phuket, Thailand
Phuket, one of the world’s premier holiday destinations, is famous for its crystal clear waters, pristine white beaches and stunning natural scenery – as well as its variety of attractions and entertainment. Friendly smiles and compassionate nature of its people, combined with the majestic beauty of its island and surroundings, with the added bonus of luxury hotels and resorts, will make Phuket, Thailand the next IRONMAN target destination.
With a new and exciting course we would like to invite local and international participants to 2016 Foremost IRONMAN 70.3 Thailand. The race venue remains the same at Bangtao Phuket, the same grounds of the first triathlon in Asia more then 20 years ago. Start, finish and awards party will all be in one place at Bangtao beach.
Foremost IRONMAN 70.3 Thailand will also offer a team relay, a great opportunity for first timers to get a taste for an IRONMAN race.
2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Official Qualifier SealIRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Qualifying Race
Foremost IRONMAN 70.3 Thailand will offer a $15,000 USD professional prize purse and 30 qualifying age group slots for the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga, Tennessee.