Mar
29

WILD IN LAGUNA Vietnam TRIATHLON 2014

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WILD AND VODICKOVA TRIUMPH in LAGUNA LaNG CÔ – VIETNAM AIRLINES TRIATHLON 2014

Olympics triathlete Ruedi Wild and female world champion triathlete Radka Vodickova blazed through and won against an elite pro field that included three-time Ironman World Champion Chris McCormack of Australia and fellow Australian Ironman legend Belinda Granger, who has recently announced 2014 would be the final race year of her professional triathlon career after 12 years being part of the Laguna Phuket Triathlon.

Swiss Ruedi Wild was crowned the new male champion and Radka Vodickova of the Czech Republic successfully defended her female champion title for a second year at the Laguna Lang Cô – Vietnam Airlines Triathlon 2014, each finishing the race in just over 2 and a half hours at the Laguna L?ng Cô integrated resort in Central Vietnam.

The second Laguna Vietnam Triathlon saw more than 250 athletes from 28 countries competing on the course in a heated race. The inaugural amateur Laguna L?ng Cô Bike Race in the afternoon on the same 62km course drew in a significant crowd of local bike enthusiasts.

Champion Ruedi said: “It’s an amazing course with beautiful scenery, and there is great enthusiasm from the crowd. I have raced in many places but the Laguna Vietnam Triathlon is one of my favourite races. It’s my first time racing in Vietnam, and I will definitely come back next year.

 Vodickova commented: “The run course through Banyan Tree was beautiful; it was even more amazing than last year. For me this triathlon is more than a race, it’s a wonderful holiday, and I’d love to come back to defend my champion title next year.”

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