Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016

After a series of food hunting and travelling posts, we had the opportunity to attend the Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon (PgiTD) on April 17. 2016 marks the 4th times that the annual event held in Penang. Well, not to confuse, we were there for leisure and not participating in the triathlon nor duathlon. Half marathon is our limit as of now.

Thanks for EverQuest Marketing for inviting us.
Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016


The main sponsor for the PgiTD 2016 is a newcomer and Thailand's number 1 sports drink, SPONSOR. Meaning to say, SPONSOR sponsored the event SPONSOR. Sounds confusing, fret not, take a look at the poster below and you will grasp the idea what are SPONSOR. Haha!

Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016



Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016

SPONSOR is brought by the same makers as Red Bull, the world's No.1 selling energy drink, SPONSOR is a sports drink that helps to boost performance, sustain endurance and accelerate recovery for those who are serious about their sport. SPONSOR has been around in Thailand for more than 30 years, and famously consumed by the Thai National Football Team as their official sports drink. Sounds good huh, we are going to purchase for my next marathon then.


For your information, SPONSOR is available currently only in Penang at Happy Mart, 24 Express, 98 Stores and other selected supermarkets and minimarkets. It is available in 325ml can packaging and retails at RM 1.70 per can. Go and get them before your friends do! 

Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016

Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016

The event on that day was a huge success, attracting 1000 participants both locally and internationally. Even the Chief Minister of Penang, YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng has came as earlier as 7:30am to flag off the event together with General Manager of SPONSOR Malaysia, Mr. Charles Wong and Chairman of G-Club Cyclist Penang, Dato' Dr. Lim Seh Guan.

Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016



Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016

Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016

Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016

Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016

Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016

Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016

Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016

Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016

Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016

Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016

Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016

Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016

Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016

The triathletes started the day with a 1.5km of swim at Pantai Jubilee, followed by cycling 40km and running 10km. What a tough race!

Meanwhile, duathletes started off with 7km run around the scenic Teluk Bahang fishing village followed by a race to complete a 40km cycle from Teluk Bahang Dam to Balik Pulau and back, before looping back to the finishing line by a 10km distance run.




Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016

Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016

Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016

Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016

Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016

Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016

Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016

Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016

Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016

Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016

Well, you can see the jubilance expression on the face of the participants upon completion of the race. Throughout the race track I can see SPONSOR drinks are provided to the participants, it must have helped the participants to boast their performance and provided cooling down as well. 

Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016

Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016

Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016

Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016

Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016

Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016



Penang International Triathlon & Duathlon 2016

This is our pack for the day. 4 cans of SPONSOR sport drinks, a SPONSOR towel and a thumb drive. If you were to ask us how is the taste of SPONSOR sport drinks, we would say that it tasted great with a sweet ending, which we believed that is why it is able to provide a great boast for sportsmen!

More pictures on the participants please click here. If you need the original copy of the photo, please kindly drop us an email.


More info on SPONSOR sports drink, please click here

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