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Luke McKenzie Wins MRA Bali International Triathlon.

Photo Coverage of Record Breaking Bali Triathlon.


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(7/7/2008)

Now a permanent fixture on Bali's sporting calendar, a record 415 athletes gathered at Jimbaran Bay on Sunday, June 29, 2008, to participate in the MRA Bali International Triathlon and 5 km fun run.

Australian professional triathlete Luke McKenzie took a convincing overall win in the individual triathlon division with a victory time of 2:09:09. On a beautiful sunny day with temperatures reaching 29C, Luke McKenzie, the recent winner of Ironman Japan, led the pack throughout the 1.5 km swim, 40 km bike course and 10 km run. He was followed by Swedish athlete Fredrik Cronenborg (2:23:04) and Austrian Martin Malleier (2:26:16). McKenzie expanded his lead to over 14 minutes before finishing on the beach in front of the Four Seasons Resort on Jimbaran Bay. Last year's winner, U.K. athlete Daniel Plews, suffered a race-ending flat tire and was unable to continue the race.

The women's race featured a surprise win by top Australian age-group athlete Rachael Gaudry (2:34:46) who beat out the 2007 champion New Zealander Kelley Toye (2:41:56) and Australian professional triathlete Sophie Hawkin (2:43:44) who suffered a flat tire on the hills of the Bukit peninsula to recover and have the fastest female run of the day over the 10 km running course at 00:43:39.

The top time posted by a corporate relay team was turned in by the Discovery Kartika Plaza with a time of 2:20:34.

"Initially, I did not think I could win this race since it posed me with many challenges such as those upward tracks in Nusa Dua," said McKenzie. "I must say that I really enjoyed myself here in Bali. I'll be here next year, I promise."

This year's event also included the participation of Indonesian national swimming champion, Richard Sam Bera, representing the MRA Group, the title sponsor of triathlon.

The event expo on the beach in Jimbaran was home to a lively celebration where Hard Rock Radio entertained throughout the morning. The Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay offered delicious food and drink, local business sold Balinese merchandise, and masseurs from Jari Menari provided complimentary massages to the athletes and general public.

Complete race results are available at [www.balitriathlon.com]

Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay one of the leading race sponsors, offered a first prize package to the top male and female triathletes consisting of seven days, six nights stay in a luxury villa. Unique handcrafted awards were prepared by Jenggala Keramik Bali were presented to the top three finishers in each age group category. Garuda Indonesia generously provided flights to Bali for Luke McKenzie and professional triathlete Amanda Balding.

Shown on balidiscovery.com are pictures taken at the 2008 MRA Bali International Triathlon.







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