World’s top triathlete prepares for first race of the season
Phuket, Thailand, 10th April 2019: Thanyapura Health and Sports Resort, Phuket is proud to announce that Patrick Lange, two-time Ironman Hawaii World Champion, will stay and train at the resort starting mid-April to prepare for his first race of the season -- Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Championship in Danang, Vietnam on May 12, 2019.
Lange chose to move his training camp to Thanyapura because it is recognised by triathletes as a world-class training destination with outstanding sport facilities, including an Olympic 50m pool, a 25m training pool, a 500m running track and a 900sqm fitness centre. The resort is fifteen minutes’ drive from Phuket International Airport and sits on 23 hectares at the foot of a national forest with quiet, well maintained roads that are perfect for cycling and running.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is using Lange’s visit to enhance Thailand’s position as an active holiday destination for athletes of all ages and skill levels. Endurance athletes, in particular, are choosing Thanyapura, because no other facility in Asia offers the combination of sports, health and wellness, healthy dining and accommodation all in one place.
"Many thanks to Thanyapura and Thai Airways for allowing me to travel and train in Phuket," said the Ironman double world champion who is looking forward to train in the tropics. With the approach of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Thanyapura is becoming a sought after destination for elite athletes to train in the heat and humidity they expect to find in Tokyo. The resort offers everything athletes want in a sports training facility so they can train without distraction.