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Shangri-La Muscat Hosts Triathlon with Two-times Ironman Champion Pedro Gomes

Shangri-La Muscat Hosts Triathlon with Two-times Ironman Champion Pedro Gomes

PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE AND TWO-TIMES IRONMAN CHAMPION SIGNS UP FOR SHANGRI-LA BARR AL JISSAH TRIATHLON 

Perched stunning 124-acre of stunning landscape, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa invites fitness fanatics to participate in a swim-bike-run event on 20 October with Pedro Gomes    

October, Muscat: Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa is pleased to support the Oman Triathlon Team as venue host for the inspirational triathlon taking place at the resort on Friday 20 October 2017. 

In the stunning location of Muscat, this unique triathlon starts at 06.30am along a hilly course over sprint distance. The aquatic portion of the race offers a 750 metre sea swim, while back on dry land participants ride the scenic roads over a distance 20km through the picturesque Hajar Mountains. Finally, the 5km run is held within the resort’s picturesque surroundings. 

Professional athlete and two-time full Ironman champion Pedro Gomes has signed up for the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Triathlon. 

Speaking ahead of the event, fitness guru Gomes said:  “As an Ironman champion and being so used to race at the main stages around the World, I am excited for the triathlon at Shangri-La Muscat on 20 October. The resort’s stunning location sets the scene for a memorable triathlon experience. 

“As an athlete, I’ve travelled across the globe to compete, always looking for new, unique experiences that give me as much as I usually leave on the course through sweat and tears. With breathtaking landscapes and sparkling clear waters of the surrounding bay, I can’t imagine a more beautiful environment for a sporting occasion. The only tears I will shed while in Muscat will be tears of sadness for leaving on the day after Triathlon at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa.” 

Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa is offering prizes to the three winners of the male, female and team categories, with nine generous prizes in total. In addition, participants can avail of breakfast at the resort for just OMR 10 after the event. 

General Manager of Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Juergen Doerr, also a keen fitness enthusiast, said: “We have hosted several sporting events at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa this year and are pleased to maintain supporting the sporting community of Muscat. It is great to get people of all ages together as we continue to promote the importance of sports and encourage healthy lifestyle awareness through the numerous inspirational sporting events we host at the resort.” 

Registration is open until 10 October. Fitness and sports enthusiasts are welcome to register via Premier Online through the dedicated registration link: https://www.premieronline.com/event/ShangriLa_Barr_Al_Jissah_Resort_Triathlon_2846 

Details of the course route is available from the following link: http://omansportszone.com/post-451/ 

For a special discounted rate, participants can book to stay at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa the night before the event and stay on an extra night to recover. Rooms are available from 19 – 21 October, 2017. For bookings, email reservations.slmu@shangri-la.com or call (968) 2477 6262 and use the code “Oman TRI”.  

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, an iconic flagship brand of the Shangri-La Group, currently operates over 80 deluxe hotels and resorts with a room inventory of over 35,000. Renowned for its distinctive Asian hospitality, the Company has properties in destinations of Australia, Canada, Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR and Taiwan, Fiji, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The group’s award-winning Golden Circle loyalty programme extends to all properties of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts worldwide. For more information, visit www.shangri-la.com.

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