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Bali International Triathlon Targets 1,200 Participants This Year

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In 2015 Bali International Triathlon targets 1,200 participants with predictions of 70% Indonesian entrents and 30% foreigners.

The event on October 25th 2015 will be divided into three categories such as Olympic category consisting of 1,5 km swimming, 40 km cycling, and 10 km running; Sprint category consisting of 500 m swimming, 20 km cycling, and 5 km running; plus 5 km Fun Run category.

"On this 8th event we are doing some improvements like diverting vehicles from Ngurah Rai Airport towards Nusa Dua and vice versa through Bali Mandara toll road for free from 06.30-09.30 local time,” Bali International Triathlon 2015 Manager Dedy Suprasetyo said in a press release in Jakarta on Friday. He stated that there will be additional barriers for the cycling route between Jimbaran road and Nusa Dua, with assistance from Bali Police, Badung local Government, and pecalang.

While the committee is deliberating on the amount of prize for winners, Dedy explained that the first ten participants who reach finish line will be rewarded and the first three winners will be staying in the sponsoring hotel.

The registration fee varies depending on the category, USD$90-USD$355 for Olympiad Category, USD$70-USD$290 for Sprint Catagory, and USD$22 for 5K Fun Run. They have also set up the currency on IDR13,000/USD$ despite of the strong increasing dollar.

A triathlon athlete Andy Wibowo reminded participants to be prepared by thoroughly training, sleeping and eating well, “I regularly consume vegetables and fruits, not to mention food supplements before start training”, Andy holds the event record for the triathlon event of two hours and four minutes.

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