This year’s IPP Group Challenge Vietnam event took place on 14 July in Nha Trang – a coastal resort city in southern Vietnam.
The Challenge Vietnam organising team note that Nha Trang is a key tourism destination. Surrounded by clear blue tropical waters, 7km of white sandy beaches and numerous varieties of beautiful trees, it has been crowned the ‘beach capital of Vietnam’. This, along with good weather all year round, has caused a surge in tourism to the area.
IPP Group Challenge Vietnam comprises a 1.9km swim, 90km bike leg and 21km run. The event was awarded the ‘Best Inaugural Long Distance Triathlon in Asia’ by AsiaTri in its first year in 2016.
Long-term event sponsor Imex Pan Pacific Group (IPPG) is a family-run group established in 1985. IPPG is an investor spanning various fields. Its airport operation encompasses duty free, in-flight duty free, downtown duty free, advertising, retail stores & other services, fast foods & restaurants, investment & operations.
IPPG also undertakes shopping mall investment & management, hypermarket duty free investment, real estate investment, as well as hotel, casino & resort activities.