100 athletes and elites celebrated the HK Endurance Challenge 2021 in Lombok, Indonesia
The event brought together the Governor of West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), Zulkieflimansyah; the Deputy Regent of North Lombok Dani Karter Febrianto; Secretary General of the Indonesian Triathlon Federation (FTI), Brigadier General Erwin Septiansyah; and Director of Operations I Hutama Karya Novias Nurendra.
“HK Endurance Challenge 2021: Lombok Series” is part of the MotoGP pre-event series which embraces the exhibition concept of physical endurance sports such as inter-island swimming, swimming and running. The event is expected to revive tourism and the creative economy in Lombok and its neighboring islands.
The challenge started with a 2 km swim from Gili Air to Sire Beach guided by several boats with Sasak tribal drums on both sides of the road, followed by a 100 km bike ride from Sire Beach to Kuta Mandalika through the regency of North Lombok, central Lombok and the city of Mataram.
In Kuta Mandalika, the participants traveled the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit over 3 laps, or 21 km, for the last challenge. The circuit, managed by ITDC, will be the scene of the international motorcycle racing events Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup (IATC) and World Superbike (WSBK) 2021, as well as MotoGP 2022. Local residents also applauded participants from both sides of the circuit. roads. , waving their Indonesian flags.
The HK Endurance Challenge 2021 race enforced strict health protocols that required each participant to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test before participating in any of the activities.
“So far everything has gone well as we made sure there were no issues. The participants enjoyed the challenge and the routes while seeing the beauty of Lombok. We put safety and security first. hospitality during this event, ”said Beny Yusron, the HK Endurance Challenge 2021 Race Director.
Hutama Karya noted that almost all of the participants made it to the finish line. Andy wibowo, a representative of the Elite Triathlon of Indonesia, was the first participant to cross the finish line successfully. Andy successfully completed the 2km swim challenge in 18 minutes and 4 hours 59 minutes to complete all challenges.
“I am very happy to be in Lombok and to participate in the event. For me this is one of the best triathlon events. With all participating in this event, we are very honored to be the first for trying this circuit. ” said Andy.
The next finisher who also represented Indonesia, Yan Bachtiar, was named the 2021 HK Endurance Challenge champion for the men’s category, with a distance of 123 km and a course time of 5 hours 30 minutes.
In addition to the HK Endurance Challenge 2021, Hutama Karya also ensures the construction of educational facilities in Lombok through charity programs around the activity routes.
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SOURCE PT Hutama Karya