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MEDIA GATHERING HERBALIFE BALI INTERNATIONAL TRIATHLON 2016

Jakarta, 28 July 2016 – The 9th Herbalife Bali International Triathlon (HBIT) 2016 will be held at Mertasari Beach, Sanur, Bali, on August 14, 2016. For the second consecutive year, Herbalife Indonesia is the title sponsor for this event that combines swimming, cycling and running over both an Olypmic distance and shorter Srpint Distance course.

On Thursday July 21, 2016, a press conference for the Herbalife Bali International Triathlon held in Jakarta. On hand to answer questions from the media were the Sports Manager Herbalife Bali International Triathlon 2016, Panji Buana; Country General Manager Herbalife Indonesia, Andam Dewi; Head of Corporate Communications for Bank Mandiri, Ahmad Reza; professional model and triathlon athlete Kelly Tandiono; and the Ambassador of the Herbalife Bali International Triathlon and Vice Chairman or Indonesian Triathlon Federation (FTI) Richard Sam Bera.

“This is the ninth year we have supported Bali International Triathlon, and the second year we act as title sponsor,” said Country General Manager for Herbalife Indonesia, Andam Dewi. “After witnessing the tight competition and athlete enthusiasm every year over the past nine years, we believe that this year’s competition will attract a record number of fans and participats from around the world.”

Andam Dewi used the occasion to underline the relationship between good nutrition and sporting performance. “Athletes need a lot of energy. Athlete also need supplemental nutrition to perform optimally.” Continuing, Andam said that athletes joining a triathlon require top stamina and that Herbalife provides a balanced nutrition fulfilling daily needs, from carbohydrates, proteins, minerals and vitamins. Without these nutritional supplements, athletes are unable to turn in a top performance during a triathlon – a sporting event that includes swimming, cycling and running.

The 2016 Herbalife Bali International Triathlon is also supported by Bank Mandiri, as part of their continuing commitment to develop sports and tourism in Indonesia.

“Our supporting sponsorship for the second year is in keeping with our objective to support events that are sport tourism related in Indonesia. Bali, as one of the main tourism destinations in Indonesia, will surely become an unique attraction for triathlon sports fans,” said Head of Corporate Communications for Bank Mandiri, Ahmad Reza.

“In our capacity as a State-owned banks, the Herbalife Bali International Triathlon is one of the international events that we will continue to support in order to generate enthusiasm for nation sporting events and a sense of nationalism,” said Reza.

For From year to year, the number of participants have steadily increased, from 150 participants at the first race in 2007 to more than 1,200 participants in 2015. Sports Manager for the 2016 Herbalife Bali International Triathlon, Panji Buana, stated not only have the number of participants increased each year, but the number of Indonesian athletes now dominate entires.

“The numbers of athletes overall together with the number of Indonesian athletes have gone up each year. Keeping pace with the rapid growth of tourism to Bali since 2007, Herbalife’s ambition to make a lasting contribution to the development of sports tourism via their support of the Herbalife Bali International Triathlon continues to flourish.”

Former Olympic Athlete and FTI official, Richard Sam Bera told the press that sports in general and Triathlons in general have become part of the Nation’s lifestyle and, in the process, improved the quality of daily life. Sam Bera has joined the HBIT in every year since its inauguration. Adding, Bali’s beautiful scenery is just one of the reasons he participates every year.

“This year, we are moving to a new venue, Sanur. Since the announcement, I have been excited,” Sam Bera commented. The contours of Sanur, in his opinion, are flatter and more attractive for triathlon beginners. “The change in scenery is very interesting. After eight years in Jimbaran, we now have a new view, as Sanur is world renowned for its beauty.”

In agreement with Sam Bera, Kelly Tandiono stated her eagerness to join the Herbalife Bali International Triathlon. Tandiono said she loves sports and has enjoyed swimming, cycling and running since an early age.     

“Why not try all three of them,” said Kelly.  In the past, she had joined several marathons. In Bali she has entered the Sprint category that combines swimming 500 meters, cycling 20 kilometers, and running 5 kilometers.

The Director of Herbalife Bali International Triathlon 2016, Arie Sukirno, warmly welcomed Bank Mandiri back as one of the major event sponsors. “Since its initiation in 2007,” said says Sukirno, “Bali International Triathlon has become a pioneer in international scale sports in Bali and we are proud that Bank Mandiri has supported the  next step in our journey to make the Island  one of the best international sports destinations.”

Herbalife Bali International Triathlon is Indonesia’s oldest Olympic Distance Triathlon and has been dubbed the “Triathlon for the Soul” by those who have enjoyed its exotic location and unrivaled competitive experience. The race was won various international awards, including “Best Destination Triathlon.” As in year’s past, this year the triathlon consists of two distances operated over three categories:  Olympic (swim 1.5 kilometer , cycle 40 kilometer , run 10 kilometer), Sprint (swim 500 meter, cycle 20 kilometer , run 5 kilometer) and 5 kilometer Fun Run, which is expected to draw 1.500 participants.

 

HERBALIFE BALI INTERNATIONAL TRIATHLON 2016 SET TO THRILL SANUR

Sponsored by Herbalife as commitment to promoting healthy active lifestyle

Jakarta, July 21, 2016 – Herbalife, a global nutrition company, officially announces the Herbalife Bali International Triathlon 2016 will be held at Mertasari Beach, Sanur, Bali on 14 August. For the second successive year, Herbalife Indonesia is title sponsor of the event, which combines swimming, running and cycling.

“This is the ninth year we have sponsored the Bali International Triathlon, and the second time we are title sponsor,” said  Andam Dewi, country general manager of Herbalife Indonesia. “After seeing the thrilling competition and enthusiasm of the athletes each year, we believe this year’s event will attract the interest of sport lovers across the country and internationally.”

In its role as the title sponsor, Herbalife will provide Triathlon participants with its nutrition products for use in pre-event training, during and after events. Herbalife will have five booths at the location, with free flowing Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix and NRG tea for all participants, who can also get a free check of their fat and glycemic index by Herbalife members. Each winner will receive a Herbalife products package.

“We are very proud to return to support Bali International Triathlon 2016,” added Andam. “This is in line with our commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition along with exercise. We expect this event will boost the prowess of Indonesian triathletes, as well as strengthen the positive image of Indonesia as a destination for global sports tourism.”

The event is already amongst Indonesia’s most loved triathlons, famed for its iconic venue and unrivalled race experience. It has won honors including “Best Destination Triathlon” by Competitor Magazine in the US. This year’s triathlon will feature three competitions of varying difficulty: Olympic (Pool 1.5 KM, 40 KM Bike, Running 10 KM), Sprint (Pool 500 M, Bicycles 20 KM, Run 5 KM) and 5K Fun Run, and is set to attract 1,500 participants.

 

MANDIRI SUPPORTS SPORT TOURISM IN INDONESIA THROUGH HERBALIFE BALI INTERNATIONAL TRIATHLON

Sanur, 20 July 2016 – Bank Mandiri continues to strengthen their commitment in developing sports and tourism in Indonesia. For that purpose, the corporate again confirmed their sponsorship for this international sports event, Herbalife Bali International Triathlon (HBIT) on June 28. Around 600 triathlon national and overseas athletes is estimated to take part in this annual grand competition. The Herbalife Bali International Triathlon (HBIT) will be held in Sanur, Bali on Sunday 14 August.

“Our participation for this second year is in line with our mission to develop sport tourism activities in Indonesia. Bali, as one of the main world tourism destination will become a point of attraction itself for the triathlon athlete and fans,” says Head of Corporate Communications Bank Mandiri, Ahmad Reza in Sanur, Bali, Tuesday (19/7).

According to Reza, the international athlete enthusiasm is also propelled by the fact that more than 20% of HBIT participants last year came from overseas such as Australia, USA and UK. While other participants are Indonesian, both professional and sports fans that combine swimming, running and cycling from various areas of Indonesia.

“As one of a government owned Bank, Herbalife Bali International Triathlon is one of the international events that should be promoted to develop the love of sports and nationalism,” Reza continues.

Aside from Herbalife Bali International Triathlon, Bank Mandiri is also involved in other sports tourism events, such as Mandiri Jakarta Marathon and Tour de Flores cycling competition.

Reza added, this sponsorship is a form of corporate support to national athletes and sports fans in order to be competitive at international level. 

Meanwhile, Director of Herbalife Bali International Triathlon 2016, Arie Sukirno, warmly welcomed Bank Mandiri’s partnership as one of the main supporter for the event.

“Since established in 2007, the Bali International Triathlon has been pioneer of world class sports and we are proud that Bank Mandiri supports the next phase of our journey to become one of the best sports destination,” says Arie.

 

RUN FOR FUN

Valuable Draw Prizes to Participants Joining 5km Fun Run at Herbalife Bali International Triathlon

Sanur, 11 July 2016… The 9th Herbalife International Triathlon on Sunday, August 14, 2016, while hosting individual and relay teams undertaking the challenging Olympic and Sprint Distance events that entail swimming, cycling and running – will also include a colorful and entertaining 5-km Fun Run as part of its race day festivities.

Flagged off at 7:00 am from a starting point on Mertasari Beach, the 5km race has proven in past editions to be a big hit among local resident and Island visitors opting for a more relaxed approach to a morning run than the highly competitive triathlon events held on the same day.

And, while medals are given to the top finishers, a large number of attractive prizes ranging from a new motorcycle to household electronics and appliances will be given to the 5km runners on a lucky draw basis.

Online registration is available for the 5K Fun Run at www.balitriathlon.com

Tickets are only Rp. 130,000 each and cover a race bib number, race T-shirt, souvenir water bottle, souvenir race book and automatic entry in the draw for the motorcycle and a whole range of other prizes. Each person who successfully crosses the finish line will also receive a commemorative finisher’s medal.

Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more entering the race.

 

HERBALIFE BALI INTERNATIONAL TRIATHLON PRE-RACE BRIEFINGS FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE

Sanur, 8 June 2016…The Herbalife Bali International Triathlon (HBIT) returns August 14, 2016, for its 9th running headquartered in a new location in Bali’s fabled community of Sanur Beach.

Triathlon participation combines swimming, cycling and a foot race – demanding a total commitment to be mentally, physically and nutritionally prepared for the extreme rigours of a 1.5 kilometer swim, a 40 kilometer cycle and 10 kilometer run – all done in rapid succession. To help prepare past Bali International Triathlon participants and encourage new entrants, events organizers in cooperation with Herbalife Indonesia have conducted a series of briefings covering training tips on how to maximise conditioning  and the stamina required for top-level competition.

During a mid-May briefing held in Jakarta, former Indonesian Olympian swimmer Richard Sam Bera shared his views on the growing popularity of triathlons in Indonesia, providing details of the important work performed by the Indonesian Triathlon Federation. At the same event, Wisnu Wardhana, founder of JAQuatics Indonesia, shared winning training and competitive strategies for swimmers.

Leading the briefing was Chaidir Akbar of Triathlon Buddies – a nationwide organization of triathletes, who shared with the audience his experience of participating in two Bali International Triathlons and the winning lessons learned from the experience.

Nutritional experts from Herbalife Indonesia were also on hand to provide insights and strategies proper menu planning for those joining a triathlon event.

After the Jakarta briefing, the Herbalife Bali International Triathlon team traveled to Yogyakarta in late May to attend the AUDAX cycling race where they introduced the Bali event to many interested athletes.

Describing the need for systematic planning and training to achieve a winning performance, Richard Sam Bera, emphasized that proper preparation is essential to achieve peak performance for those competing in three demanding sporting activities of a triathlon: swimming, cycling and running.

The 2016 Herbalife Bali International Triathlon and related 5-kilometer fun run are targeted to attract 1,500 athletes from some 30 countries. The award-winning Bali event and the first Olympic-distance triathlon to be held in Indonesia reflects the special spirituality of the Island of Bali earning the international reputation as “the triathlon with a soul.”

The move from Jimbaran to the traditional seaside village of Sanur was done by the event’s organizers to accommodate the steadily growing number of participants and build on the festive atmosphere of the Sanur Village Festival held each August.

In its new locale, Olympic Distance competitors will enjoy a 1.5 kilometer ocean swim in the tranquil waters off Sanur’s Mertasari Beach;  a 40-kilometer cycle past rice fields and ancient Balinese villages; and  a 10-kilometer foot race run down the streets of Sanur and Denpasar. A sprint distance category covering half the distance of the Olympic event will also be held.

Relay participation is also open to mixed teams participating in both the Olympic and Sprint Distance races.

Forming a part of the event since its inception, a 5-kilometer fun run will also be held that will attract hundreds vying to win valuable prices and lucky draws.

“We are pleased to once again organise the Herbalife Bali International Triathlon,” said Arie Sukirno, director of Herbalife Bali International Triathlon 2016. “We look forward to welcoming back familiar faces as well as new competitors in the 2016 event. We encourage participants to make a weekend of it and enjoy this iconic event in  its pristine location of Sanur Village. Our event, as in years past, not only promotes athletisim, but  also showcases Bali as an international sports destination. Reflecting the hospitality that all participants can expect, the Herbalife Bali International Triathlon receives generous support from major hotel sponsors such as the Prama Sanur Beach Bali Resort, the Maya Sanur and Puri Santrian.

 

Herbalife Bali International Triathlon Kicks Off Their Nation Wide Road Show

The 9th Herbalife Bali International Triathlon (HBIT) set to be held in August 14, 2016, is conducting a serieof nationwide roadshows and warming-up activities to maximize local athletes participation to establish the event as Indonesia’s leading triathlon event. Since its inception in 2007, the Bali Triathlon has set new participation level totals with each successive running of the event, with the most dramatic increase taking pace among Indonesians athletes eagerly embracing the triple-challenge of a triathlon that combines swimming, running and cycling. The 2016 race is expected to continue to expand and attract new elite pro racers from Indonesia and around the world, including returning top names in triathlon, together with triathlete champions making their first appearance in Bali.

HBIT Road Shows Across Indonesia

The main objective of these road shows is to reach out to people about the upcoming Herbalife Bali International Triathlon 2016 race in August and issue invitations to both professional amateur athletes, as well as newcomers to join the event,” said Arie Sukirno, Director of the 2016 Herbalife Bali International Triathlon.

The April road shows and warming up sessions continued through into May were held in Jakarta, Surabaya and Bali.

Kicking off in Jakarta, the HBIT met with Tribuddies Community – a well known group of dedicated amateur triathletes. The team continued the journey to Surabaya for a get together with the local branch of Hash House Harriers (ASRI), Happy Runner, and Runners Surabaya chapter. While in the capital of East Java, HBIT also held an educational briefing with Surabaya’s triathlon community on the new routes being introduced in 2016 and obtain valuable nutritional tips from Herbalife – the title sponsor for the Bali International Triathlon.

In late April, the HBIT team traveled to Bangka to attend the Sungai Liat Bangka Triathlon event and then to Central Java for the  Sri Tex Run in Solo.

Building the hype closer to home, the HBIT team visited local tourism schools students, at Sekolah Tinggi Pariwisata (STP) in Nusa Dua and STP Bali International (STP BI) to brief students on the triathlon event and to seek people to sign up both as participants and volunteers.

During the first week of May, the HBIT team traveled again to Surabaya to join the Car Free Day at Raya Darmo, where Herbalife conducted consultation sessions on sports nutrition.

To establish their role as international sports event that elevates the tourism industry in Bali, HBIT conducted their annual presentation to the Bali Hotels Association (BHA) – a group comprised of the general managers of Bali’s starred hotels and a loyal supporter of the Bali Triathlon from its very inception.

HBIT Forms Alliance with Sanur Village

In early April, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by IB Gede Sidharta Putra, Chairman of the Sanur Development Foundation (YPS) and Arie Sukirno on behalf of HBIT. This agreement formalized support from the traditional Balinese community of Sanur for the coming triathlon and secured the event’s role as a prelude to the opening of the 2016 Sanur Village Festival that will take place August 24-28, 2016, ten days after the race. A short time after the signing of the MoU, an initial coordination meeting was held between the organizers of the HBIT, representatives of YPS, officials from the Bali Government Tourism office, South Denpasar district officials (Kecamatan), Sanur village chiefs and the traditional head of the Sanur region (Bendesa Adat).

The HBIT and YPS also paid a joint call on the Mayor of Denpasar to obtain his support for the HBIT in its new Denpasar location in the traditional village of Sanur.

Commenting on the new alliance with HBIT and the meetings to prepare for the coming Sanur-based triathlon, IB Gede Sidharta Putra, as chairman of the YPS said: “Set right in midsummer and in the heart of Bali, these activities are aimed to prepare the upcoming Triathlon Festival to be followed by Sanur Village Festival. With international sports and cultural events happening in Sanur, we hope to bring more attention to both the participants and the spectators. Sanur is a great area to enjoy a weekend for the fun on the beach, musical entertainment, great restaurants and other local attractions.”

 For more information about the Herbalife Bali International Triathlon: www.balitriathlon.com

About Bali Triathlon

Starting in 2007, the ninth edition of the Bali International Triathlon (BIT) returns on Sunday, August 14, 2016. The 2016 race unveils its a new venue in Sanur, a move made necessary to accommodate the rapid growth in participants and with each successive running of the event. The title sponsor, Herbalife Indonesia, is part of the worldwide nutrituional supplement  organization now working in 90 nations around the world. The Bali race reflects values championed by Herbalife through its shared focus on nourishment, weight-control, vitality and wellness products.

Online registration is available at www.balitriathlon.com where race upgrades, and exceptional offers are featured.

Media inquiries:

Kathryn

Bali International Triathlon

c/o Bali Discovery Events

Komplek Pertokoan Sanur Raya No. 27

Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai

Sanur, Denpasar – 80227, Bali, Indonesia

Email: media@balitriathlon.com


 

Herbalife Returns as Title Sponsor of Bali International Triathlon 2016

Herbalife, the global nutrition company, has signed on a title sponsor for the Bali International Triathlon 2016. The Herbalife Bali International 2016 will move from Jimbaran to a new setting headquartered at Mertasari Beach in Sanur, Bali with cycling and running routes through the traditional village of Sanur and surrounding shorelines of North Sanur and Gianyar. Race day has been set for Sunday, August 14, 2016 with registration and a number of supporting events commencing on Friday.

Andam Dewi, Country General Manager of Herbalife Indonesia, said,  “Bali International Triathlon has been held from 2007, and this is the eighth year that Herbalife Indonesia has supported the event. Seeing the enthusiasm of both domestic and overseas participants in the triathlon, Herbalife Indonesia is continuing to support the event, which is also an opportunity to promote a region in Indonesia that has great potential for sports tourism.”

“We are very proud to again support the Bali International Triathlon,” added Andam Dewi. “This is amongst our commitments to promote a healthy, active lifestyle through a balanced nutritional intake combined with exercise. In addition, this event promotes sport, and is set to foster excellence amongst Indonesian triathletes, with the hope of boosting Indonesia’s sporting image in regional and international arenas.“

HBIT 2016 will feature three competitions of varying difficulty: Olympic (1.5km swim, 40km cycling, 10km run), Sprint (500m swim, 20km cycling, 5km run) and 5km Fun Run. Registration will be at www.balitriathlon.com and open to participants from Indonesia and abroad. Sanur has been chosen as the location for HBIT 2016 in order to meet the requirement of the steadily growing number of participants and create a race venue capable of handling an increasing number of athletes in the years to come.

Change of venue for Bali International Triathlon 2016

Formerly held in Jimbaran, the Herbalife Bali International Triathlon will be at a new venue in one of the most spectacular locations in scenic Sanur. Working in close cooperation the traditional community of Sanur, the HBIT 2016 will serve as a prelude to the Sanur Village Festival August 24-28, 2016.

This will build on the success of the event, Indonesia’s most loved triathlon, known internationally as the “triathlon for the soul, famed for its location on the world’s most fabled Island.

The event won various honors, including “Best Destination Triathlon,” and is expected to attract over 1,500 athletes in 2016 from 30 countries, with a very sizeable and ever-growing representation of Indonesian athletes.”

Highlights of this year’s event will include stunning views of Bali’s beachfront, a great event village and a closed road cycle route along the picturesque roads surrounding Sanur.

“We look forward to building on the outstanding success and tremendous race experience that has been synonymous with Triathlons in Bali in a new venuw on Sanur Beach as we work together with the 11th Sanur Village Festival, as our contribution to promoting Sanur and Bali as worl tourism and sports destination.”

About Bali Triathlon

Starting in 2007, the ninth edition of the Bali International Triathlon (BIT) returns on Sunday, August 14, 2016. The 2016 race unveils its a new venue in Sanur, a move made necessary to accommodate the rapid growth in participants and with each successive running of the event. The title sponsor, Herbalife Indonesia, is part of the worldwide nutrituional supplement  organization now working in 90 nations around the world. The Bali race reflects values championed by Herbalife through its shared focus on nourishment, weight-control, vitality and wellness products.

Online registration is available  at www.balitriathlon.com where race upgrades, and exceptional offers are featured.

About Herbalife

Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has been changing people’s lives with great products since 1980. Their nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Independent Herbalife Members in more than 90 countries. Herbalife is committed to addressing the global obesity epidemic by offering high-quality products, one-on-one coaching with a Herbalife Member and a community that inspires customers to live a healthy, active life.

Herbalife supports the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We also sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy and champions in many other sports.

The company has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of US$4.5 billion in 2015.

 

Media inquiries:

Kathryn

Bali International Triathlon

c/o Bali Discovery Events

Komplek Pertokoan Sanur Raya No. 27

Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai

Sanur, Denpasar – 80227, Bali, Indonesia

Email: media@balitriathlon.com

 

Intan Pratiwi Darmawanti

Corporate Communications

Herbalife Indonesia – DEA Tower II, MZ Floor

Jl. Mega Kuningan Barat Kav. E.4.3 No. 1-2, Jakarta Selatan 12950

Email : intanp@herbalife.com


 

Bali Police department to ensure security Of the 9th Annual Bali International Triathlon

Head of Bali Police, Police Inspector General Pol Drs Sugeng Priyanto SH, MA together with other heads of directorate from traffic bureau, intel bureau and operations bureau officially received the team from Bali Discovery Events (BDE) whom presented plans for the upcoming 9th Bali International Triathlon (BIT) set for Sunday, August 14, 2016 in its new venue, Sanur. The new venue is expected to accommodate more participants, generate greater promotion and attract more visitors.

The BDE team was represented by Arie S. Sukirno and M. Fathur Rozi, and they were accompanied by representatives from Yayasan Pembangunan Sanur (YPS), I.B. Gede Sidharta Putra as chairman and Wisnu Diwangkara as the general coordinator for the Sanur Village Festival (SVF). The BIT event will be held in conjunction with the annual 11th Sanur Village Festival, from 24-28 August at Maisonette Area Inna Grand Bali Beach.

During the audience, BDT team provided a detailed mapping of the new 2016 BIT venue at Mertasari beach area in Sanur. BDT assured the Bali Police force that a feasibility study for the BIT has been done for Sanur area and the result shows that it support an international class event such as the triathlon.

One of the points raised was the cycling route on Bypass Ngurah Rai and Bypass IB. Mantra, where BDT requested the Bali Police force to provide extra security and provide permission to close one side of the Bypass road, on the East and South side, during the event date.

Bapak I.B. Gede Sidharta, better known as Gusde, from YPS explained briefly about the Sanur Village Festival (SVF) event and how pleased he was that for this year, the BIT 2016 will become the official opening for SVF event. This will add a new element in the festival, aside from culture, art and creativity, which is international sports. He also mentioned that major events such as SVF and BIT are important for Bali’s tourism to attract visitors local, national and international to Bali.

The Head of Bali Police welcomed SVF and BIT events and ensured his commitment to fully support it. Further coordination with other bureaus will be necessary for security matters as many foreigners will be joining this event in an open and public area. Based on later conditions, if deemed necessary, the police force will deploy a fully armed Brimob personnel to ensure the safety of all participants and spectators.

Editor’s note:

Starting in 2007, the ninth edition of Bali International Triathlon (BIT) returns on Sunday, August 14th 2016. Previously held in Jimbaran, the race unveils a new venue in Sanur. BIT is set up to suit the developing number of competitors anticipated that would partake race. Last year’s title sponsor, Herbalife Indonesia, is part of the worldwide sustenance organization now working in 90 nations around the world. The race reflects values championed by Herbalife through its nourishment, weight-administration, vitality and wellness products. Online enrolment will be open in the newly set up official race site at www.balitriathlon.com, where race upgrades, exceptional offers, and Bali exercises are accessible. More about the race www.balitriathlon.com


 

Change of venue for Bali International Triathlon 2016

The Bali International Triathlon (BIT) will return for its ninth year on Sunday, August 14th 2016. Bali International Triathlon has also announced a change of venue is on the way for BIT 2016 from Jimbaran to Sanur. Full details will be announced in February with the title sponsor, which previously was Herbalife for the 2013 and 2015 race, and a new course that is ‘steeped in Balinese culture, striking landscapes and history.

The race unveils a new venue set in one of the most spectacular locations in scenic Sanur. 2016 looks set to the see the event take a leap into becoming of the largest regional triathlons with the event’s new route and tie in with the annual community event Sanur Village Festival (SVF) which will be held from 24 – 28 August 2016.

One of Indonesia’s most loved triathlons, BIT has become famed for its iconic venue and unrivalled race experience. The race features an Olympic Distance Triathlon, a Sprint Distance Triathlon, and a 5-Kilometer Fun Run has won various honors, including “Best Destination Triathlon.” BIT has drawn more than 1,000 contenders from 30 countries, involving more than 500 Indonesian runners. Highlights of the event include stunning views of Bali’s beachfront, great event village and the closed road cycle route through the picturesque roads surrounding Sanur.

“We have very much enjoyed working with the team at Jimbaran Bali and would like to thank them for their support over the past few years. Thousands of athletes have enjoyed racing on the beautiful beach front of Jimbaran and now we’re excited to introduce athletes to a new triathlon destination in Sanur. We very much look forward to revealing more details in the next few weeks,” said Arie S. Sukirno, Bali International Triathlon’s Director, “We are also pleased to be part of the biggest community event in Bali, the 11th Sanur Village Festival, as our contribution to promote  Sanur and Bali as world tourism and sports destination.”

Editor’s note:

Starting in 2007, the ninth edition of Bali International Triathlon (BIT) returns on Sunday, August 14th 2016. Previously held in Jimbaran, the race unveils a new venue in Sanur. BIT is set up to suit the developing number of competitors anticipated that would partake race. Last year’s title sponsor, Herbalife Indonesia, is part of the worldwide sustenance organization now working in 90 nations around the world. The race reflects values championed by Herbalife through its nourishment, weight-administration, vitality and wellness products. Online enrolment will be open in the newly set up official race site at www.balitriathlon.com, where race upgrades, exceptional offers, and Bali exercises are accessible. More about the race www.balitriathlon.com

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