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Lombok set to host Tour de Lombok, major marathons

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The Jakarta Post

Lombok  /  Tue, April 3, 2018  /  10:04 am
Lombok set to host Tour de Lombok, major marathons

Marathon enthusiasts are able to participate in the Tambora Challenge from April 4 to 7. (Shutterstock/File)

Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, has been seen as a tourist destination for sports enthusiasts since 2016, when bicycle race Grand Fondo New York (GFNY) Indonesia was held.

This year, Lombok is offering many sporting activities for travelers from April to May.

According to, Tambora Challenge, a 320-kilometer marathon, will kick off four days of events from Pototano in West Sumbawa to Doro Ncanga Dompu from April 4 to 7.

Read also: Five must-visit destinations on Lombok

Tambora Challenge will also commemorate the 203rd year of the Mount Tambora eruption. Said to be the most challenging and longest marathon in Southeast Asia, it will take participants 72 hours or three days to finish the race.

Moreover, the Tour de Lombok 2018, which will be joined by 18 cycling teams from other countries, will be held for three days from April 13 to 15.

Meanwhile, May 4 and 5 will be the dates for the Rinjani 100 marathon, which will take place on and around Mount Rinjani. (wir/wng)

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