Triathlon could form part of Thailand holidays

Sports fans could be interested in seeing the 3rd Queen's Cup Hua Hin International Triathlon 2011.

Those on Thailand holidays who want to catch the event taking place should head to the Hua Hin District on August 28th.

The Hua Hin Municipality, the Cycling Club of Klai Kangwon Palace and Sport Bicycle Company Limited are just some of the parties associated with the organisation of the contest.

Pinnat Charoenphol, director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand Prachuap Khiri Khan Office, noted the area is already well known for its "natural and historic attractions".

"The triathlon, now [in] its third year and growing in strength, will go a long way towards enhancing its appeal as a sports destination," she added.

It will be an Olympic distance triathlon taking place, which consists of a 1.5 km swim, a 40 km ride and a 10 km run, while individual and team competitions will also be held.