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Amarin Plaza challenges urbanites to "Amarin Outdoor Unlimited International Triathlon 2015"

Bangkok – 24 February 2015 - Amarin Plaza invites health and outdoor sport lovers to join the “Amarin Outdoor Unlimited International Triathlon 2015,” Thailand’s biggest triathlon with international standard distances. The event will be held on 14 March 2015 at Cha-am and Hua Hin beaches. Superstars “Navin Tar,” “Got - Jirayu,” “Petch - Takrit,” “Panjan - Porama,” and rising star “Wan Wan - Arunnapa Panichjaroon” will be competing in the triathlon, the new lifestyle sport that is very popular in new generation. A fun-filled day awaits, with the event featuring a Sport Lifestyle Market and a wild after-party with “Buddha Bless.”
   Ms. Apinya Koedsil, Amarin Plaza’s Marketing Manager expresses that “ For the past 7 years, Amarin Plaza has continued to support many international outdoor sport competitions and respond to the need for outdoor sports equipment with the Outdoor Unlimited Zone, a shopping zone with the most complete collection of outdoor sports equipment in the heart of Bangkok. These activities were successful and well received by the public, which can be seen from the increasing number of both Thai and international participants. The first triathlon attracted more than 600 participants. We are therefore holding our second triathlon this year on Saturday 14 March 2015 along the beaches of Cha-am and Hua Hin.
   The “Amarin Outdoor Unlimited International Triathlon 2015” is organized by Olympic standards with a total distance of 55 km. and stretching from Cha-am beach to Hua Hin beach, Petchburi province to Prachuabkirikhan province. Around 700-800 participants are expected to join this year’s competition, which is categorized into 3 distances:
  • Standard or Olympic Triathlon for individual and teams: 1.5 km. swimming / 43 km. cycling / 10.8 km. running
  • Sprint Triathlon for individuals: 750 m. swimming / 22 km. cycling / 5.3 km running
  • Duathlon for individuals: 5 km. running / 43 km. cycling / 10.8 km. running
   Individuals are grouped by age: 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+. For the Standard Triathlon, there is also an open group where all ages can participate. A trophy will be awarded to the first three to cross the finish line for each group. Medals and other sponsor prizes worth more than 600,000 baht will be awarded to all participants.
   Ms. Apinya continues, “The Outdoor Unlimited Zone by Amarin Plaza is a major sponsor of the triathlon tournament and we have teams competing in many categories. We have national triathlon champions joining us like Ms. Namphet Porntharakcharoen, Thailand’s first triathlon athlete to compete in the World Championships. Tar – Mr. Navin Yavapolkul will also be competing in the Triathlon for individuals, and other superstars like “Got – Mr. Jirayu Thantrakul,” “Petch – Mr. Takrit Tawanpong,” “Panjan – Mr. Porama Imanothai,” will be participating in the Standard Triathlon for teams. We have also invited actress “Wan Wan – Ms. Arunnapa Panichjaroon” to represent the young generation on the Standard Triathlon team with Ms. Petchaporn Cherngwiwatkij, a runner who became an internet sensation, and Ms. Natcha Putharassu, a young swimming star on the rise. These stars will show the young generation and city dwellers that triathlon is a sport that everyone can experience and enjoy as long as they prepare themselves physically and emotionally. This year there will also be a “Sport Lifestyle Market” at the event where triathlon fans and shoppers can browse sporting equipment and lifestyle products from shops and global brands like Bike Zone, Gadgetrend, SWANS Sunglasses, SWANS Swimming Glasses, Banana Boat, I-Nus, Yurbuds earphone, Compressport, Forz, Thanyapura and Rocktape. The after-party will be featuring performances from hit bands like Buddha Bless.”
   For those looking for sports equipment for competitions and adventure, Amarin Plaza has also stocked the Outdoor Unlimited Zone, located on the second floor of the shopping center, with goods and equipment from famous brands for all kinds of activities, including camping, mountain climbing, cycling, kayaking, and diving. GPS equipment and other tools are also available. A specialist will be on site to provide suggestions for choosing triathlon equipment.
  For real-time updated information of the “Amarin Outdoor Unlimited International Triathlon 2015,” please visit at www.facebook.com/AmarinOutdoorUnlimited