11 May , 2019
Vietnam will be the host of Techcombank Ironman 70.3 Asian – Pacific championship in 2019 in Da Nang. This information was shared by Mr. Trinh Bang, CEO of Sunrise Events Vietnam on the sidelines of the Ironman 70.3 Vietnam 2018. This is the first time Vietnam has hosted the major triathlon of the continental Ironman tournament system.
2019 is the year that Ironman 70.3 Vietnam celebrates its 5th birthday. In the past 4 years, the triathlon movement in Vietnam has been growing wildly in both quantity and quality. This year, the number of registered athletes reached a record of more than 1600 people including more than 630 Vietnamese athletes.
Even the achievements of Vietnamese athletes have been greatly improved. Cao Ngoc Ha is the best Vietnamese athlete with a time of 4 hours 45 minutes, approaching the achievement of top Asian athletes such as Benedicto August (Philippines). If not falling 3 times on the bicycle track, Cao Ngoc Ha can completely follow Benedicto August and reach the Top 30 top athletes of the Techcombank Ironman 70.3 Vietnam 2018 tournament.
“It’s great that the 201.3 Ironman Championship for the Asian-Pacific championship was held in a Southeast Asian country,” said Geoff Meyer, Ironman Asia CEO. “Techcombank Ironman 70.3 Vietnam is one of the best 70.3 triathlon tournaments in the region in the last few years.”
“We are honored to host the Asia-Pacific Championship in Danang during the 5-year anniversary. Triathlon has exploded strongly since the Ironman competition came to Vietnam. More and more Vietnamese people participate in this challenge. We will do our best to do better and look forward to welcoming athletes from all over the world to Danang next year, ”said Trinh Bang, CEO of Sunrise Events Vietnam.
In addition to being an entrepreneur, Mr. Trinh Bang is also very passionate about triathlon. He has participated in many major triathlon tournaments such as Ironman 70.3, the Ironman athlete in Kona (Hawaii).
“This is very good for Ironman in general and Vietnam in particular, I think Vietnam is ready for organizing other world-class tournaments,” he said.
Techcombank Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship 2019 will have a bonus fund of up to 75,000 USD. Besides, the tournament will have 50 entries for the Ironman World Tournament 70.3 2019 in Nice City (France). With a larger scale, the number of bonus points for athletes with high rankings will also be greater. Therefore, the prize promises to attract many of the world’s top triathlete to Da Nang to compete.
Professor Duong Nguyen Vu, Ambassador of Ironman Vietnam, shared: “Vietnam is hosting the Asia – Pacific Championship is a big event. When Ironman 70.3 is hosted by Cebu (Philippines), the registration portal can only open for a few hours and the number of registrations is over. Certainly, Danang needs to prepare carefully to receive 3,000 athletes from around the world. ”
Danang Event 2019 – Ironman 70.3 Asia – Pacific 2019 promises to be an outstanding event of Da Nang tourism, which is of interest to many domestic and foreign tourists and newspapers.