PHUKET: Organizers of the Laguna Phuket Triathlon 2016 today confirmed that the annual international race is to go ahead as planned on Sunday, November 20.
The Laguna Phuket Triathlon Race Office tentatively announced on Thursday that the race would be cancelled due to the country being in a period of mourning. However, Phuket Governor Chokchai Dejamornthan and the Phuket Provincial Office, and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports confirmed yesterday that the Triathlon should go ahead.
“The Laguna Phuket Triathlon 2016 will now be reinstated as planned on Sunday, 20 November, although some adjustments will be made to the race and respective events for appropriateness,” read a statement from the race organizers.
“The Laguna Phuket Triathlon Race Office is hereby recalling the cancellation announcement issued on October 20, accordingly. The Race Office would like to thank the Phuket Governor, Phuket Provincial Office and the Ministry of Tourism and Sports for their kind support in the organization of the Laguna Phuket Triathlon 2016,” the statement concluded.
The Phuket Gazette has been a sponsor of this event since its inception in 1993, and is proud to be able to continue in that role again this year.
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