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Jakarta Post

National athletes join Bali international event

  • Agnes Winarti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 20 2009   /  01:36 pm

National athletes from various sports will compete against each other when they take part in an international triathlon at Jimbaran Beach in Bali next month. The organizers said the event was aimed at promoting and popularizing the sport in the country. The national athletes include swimmers Andy Wibowo and Ira Kurniawan, cyclist Nurhayati and marathon runner Maria Lawalata. Andy was a silver medalist at the 2007 Southeast Asia (SEA) Games in Thailand. Several national triathletes who represented Indonesia in the 2008 Asian Beach Games in Bali will also compete in the event, which goes under the official name of the MRA Bali International Triathlon. The competition, first staged in 2007, will take place on June 28, incorporating a 1.5-kilometer swim along Jimbaran Bay, a 40-kilometer bike ride along the island's southern peninsula, Ungasan and Nusa Dua, and a 10-...