Thanyapura Health and Sports Resort in Phuket, Thailand, has announced that Patrick Lange, two-time IRONMAN Hawaii World Champion, will stay and train at the resort starting mid-April. He will use the sport resort’s facilities to prepare for his first race of the season – IRONMAN 70.3 Asia Pacific Championship in Danang, Vietnam on May 12, 2019.
Lange chose to move his training camp to Thanyapura because it is ‘recognised by triathletes as a world-class training destination with outstanding sport facilities’. Facilities include an Olympic 50m pool, a 25m training pool, a 500m running track and a 900sqm fitness centre. The resort is fifteen minutes’ drive from Phuket International Airport and sits on 23 hectares at the foot of a national forest with ‘quiet, well maintained roads that are perfect for cycling and running’.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is using Lange’s visit to enhance Thailand’s position as an active holiday destination for athletes of all ages and skill levels. Endurance athletes, in particular, are being targeted by Thanyapura. The resort claims that no other facility in Asia offers the combination of sports, health and wellness, healthy dining and accommodation all in one place.
“Many thanks to Thanyapura and Thai Airways for allowing me to travel and train in Phuket,” said IRONMAN double world champion Patrick Lange.
With the approach of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Thanyapura is becoming a sought after destination for elite athletes to train in the heat and humidity they can expect to find in Tokyo.
Thanyapura Health and Sports Resort is billed as Asia’s premier healthy holiday destination. The all-inclusive facility is located 15 minutes from the Phuket International airport and features world-class sports facilities, an integrative medical clinic, wellness centre, two hotels, four restaurants and private coaching in sports training and lifestyle modification.