Bali: An Island of Champions
11th Herbalife Bali Triathlon Records Record Times and Numbers
More than 2,250 participants from 29 countries participated in the 11th edition of the Herbalife Bali International Triathlon held on Mertasari Beach and the Village of Sanur on Sunday, October 21, 2018.
The race, as in years past, was run in three versions: an Olympic Distance (Swim 1.5 km, cycle 40 km, and run 10 km); Sprint Distance (Swim 500 meters, cycle 20 km, and run 5 km), and a 5km Fun Run.
Winners were declared in all event sub-divided further according to age and sex categories.
Declared as the overall winner in the Men’s Division Olympic Distance was a runner from the USA Andrew Keily who clocked a time or 01:58:46. He was followed in second place by Blake Kappler (Australia - 32) at 2:03:11. An Indonesian contestant, Jauhari Johan (Indonesia -35) crossed the finish line third at 2:08:57.
Keily – a professional triathlete - is a native of Houston, Texas. Since graduating from Ohio State University he has lived in Madison, Wisconsin where he works for Trek Bicycle Corporation.
The Olympic Distance Women Division saw Rosanna Bille of the UK win first place honors with a time of 02:21:45, followed in second place by Indonesian Eva Desiana with finishing time of 2:32:38. Third place went to a Portuguese athlete Sarah Costeira at 02:42:09.
Best Indonesian performances went to Jauhari Johan who finished overall thirds in the Olympic Distance while Indonesian Andy Wibowo place second overall in the Sprint Distance Event. Eva Desiana place second overall in the female division of the Olympic Distance event.
In the Sprint Distance the best Indonesian time male was won by Muhammad Ahlul Firman (1st) and best Indonesian female Inge Prasteyo who finished first among all female contestants in the Sprint race.
The General Manager for Herbalife Nutrition Indonesia, Andam Dewi, noted that since 2007, Indonesian interest in Triathlon participation has increased each year. Registrations increased by 39% in 2018 when compared to last year. The race was sold out within weeks of commencement of the registration process opening.