DirectRooms.com – Jimbaran Bay hotel rooms in high demand for the Bali Triathlon
May 06, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports NewsThose expecting to stay at Jimbaran Bay, Bali, over the weekend of June 19th and 20th are advised to book well in advance suggests online booker DirectRooms.com. This is due to the higher than usual demand for Bali hotel accommodation from athletes descending on this beach area for the annual Bali Triathlon.
While many will be staying at the official venue – the Fours Seasons, others will opt for cheaper alternatives instead of the six-day vacation package being offered to contestants. Last year's event attracted an international field of more than 160 triathletes, and many more support crew and spectators.
However, the addition of a shorter and easier 'sprint distant' event is expected to attract an even larger number of competitors to this the 4th edition of the race.
"Our title sponsor, MRA Group, suggested that we include a Sprint distance this year to increase participation by those athletes who may be attempting a triathlon for the first time, or who are more comfortable racing a shorter distance" said Robb Strom, one of the race organizers. "We loved the idea and recently worked out the details," continued Strom.
Recently named as on of the top 10 'vacation Triathlons' and among the 100 best races around the world by Triathlete magazine, Bali International Triathlon is now considered one of the island's key events and a major draw card for tourism.
Jimbaran Bay is an exclusive, up-market beach with limited hotel space and considered one of the most sought-after beaches in the popular southern coast of Bali.
More information at nthe official event website: balitriathlon.com
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