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Jaray Hits the Heights Among World Triathlon Elite in Hawaii

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First-ever Thai to complete back-to-back Ironman and Ironman 70.3 World Championships

Jaray Jearanai at 91.5 FM Phuket

Thai triathlete Jaray Jearanai of Phuket is on top of the world after completing the legendary Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, among an elite global field of triathlon competitors, in a time of just over 11 hours.

His achievement yesterday (Sunday, 9 October) is all the more remarkable as this was the first-ever full Ironman challenge for Jaray, a marketing executive at Laguna Holiday Club in Laguna Phuket – venue of the annual Laguna Phuket Triathlon and Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship – and just weeks after he successfully completed the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Las Vegas.

Jaray now holds the unique distinction of being the first-ever Thai to compete in both back-to-back Ironman and Ironman 70.3 World Championships in the same year.

The annual Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, comprising a 3.8km swim, 180.2km bike ride and 42.1km marathon, is considered the ultimate triathlon challenge and most difficult one-day endurance event in the world, with its 1,800 entry slots are highly coveted by triathletes worldwide.

Jaray, sponsored by his employer Laguna Phuket and Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club where he trains, to compete in Hawaii and Las Vegas, crossed the Kona finishing line in a time of 11:04:35 after a swim of 1:04:35; bike time of 5:48:27; and run of 3:51:22.

An ecstatic Jaray (31), said: “It was the toughest experience of my life and I’m so happy to have completed it.

“It’s always been my dream to take part in a full Ironman – I just didn’t expect my first one to be the World Championship in Kona alongside some of my biggest heroes.

“This race and the Las Vegas Ironman 70.3 have been incredible experiences and I’m so grateful to Laguna Phuket for helping to make my dreams come true.”

The Kona World Championship was won by Australia’s Craig Alexander in a new course record of 8:03:56 and Chrissie Wellington of Great Britain took the women’s title in 08:55:08.

Alexander, who also won the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Las Vegas to make it a 2011 World Championship double, has been invited to compete at the Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship at Laguna Phuket on 4 December.


91.5 FM Phuket FM radio is proud to be a media partner for 2011 PKCR

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Phuket King's Cup Regatta
Phuket FM radio, a popular broadcaster has been appointed as an official media partner of the 2011 Phuket Kings Cup Regatta.

Phuket Island FM Radio station is popular among Phuket Expats, Tourists, Thais and lovers of music in general. Phuket 91.5 FM radio has everything “all sorts of music, for all sorts of people, from all sorts of places” including International News from the BBC in London. 91.5 FM are involved in many local events including sponsoring some of the major sporting competitions  which take place in Phuket, Thailand, and now have been appointed as official media partner of a world renowned Phuket-based event, the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta.  Along with broadcasts on 91.5 FM, free internet radio makes it easy for people across the globe to enjoy Phuket news including live updates during the Regatta.

Byron Jones for Phuket FM Radio Co Ltd comments, “We regularly sponsor various sporting events, and are very excited and proud to be invited to be a media partner of the 25th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta. It is the most popular and the biggest Regatta in Asia, and  celebrates the birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the King of Thailand.”

“During the event, listeners can tune to 91.5 FM Phuket radio on air, and online at, and listen to the live results of the Regatta and updates of the events within the event. We hope to be able to bring another dimension to the Regatta interacting with skippers and officials creating LIVE news feeds.”

Duncan Worthington, Media and Communications Director of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, said, “We are excited to be working with 91.5FM and are look forward to reaching a new audience through 91.5FM’s domestic radio and global online reach. Our Media Partnerships ensure the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta remains well known in key markets and 91.5FM will help further broaden the appeal of the Regatta in this its 25th year.”

Notes for editors.

91.5 FM radio has become immensely popular among Expats Tourists and Thai nationals in Phuket, Thailand. 91.5 FM has experience exponential growth since formation at the end of 2007 and now caters for Phuket Residents and visitors (over 3,500 Hotel guest room receive 91.5 FM) along with many global online listeners from over 50 countries around the world. All this complimented with hourly BBC International News, Sports updates and an evening show format designed for the younger western listener. Whilst commercial 91.5 FM has a community obligation and is involved in many fund raising and charity focused events taking place throughout Phuket.

all sorts of music, for all sorts of people, from all sorts of places”


91.5FM Breakfast Show with Ryk Orion

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91.5FM Breakfast Show with Ryk Orion

A child of the G-twins, this dawg is gregarious, spontaneous, egomaniacal and draws strength and wisdom from his hair. This little boy of extremes is bestowed with Solomon’s thirst for knowledge, Job’s tenacity, Loki’s mischievous ways, the heart of a “siokoy,” and Michael Jordan’s killer instincts – this dawg will drive you nuts with his spunk.

Ryk Orion has splashed in the fountain of youth(denial) and will stay 19 and a couple of summers till the day he lays out

He has surfed the cosmic waves of radio for more than 15 years, doubling as a communications trainer, eventologist, branding and imaging specialist, and as a – retard –

One word best describes this neanderthal-alpha-creature who you either love or hate – topDawg

Show Breakfast with 91.5FM
Dj Ryk Orion
Sponsor Please call!
Features A Little bit of everything!
Music Style An awesome selection of Rock n Pop to get you out of bed in the morning!
When Monday – Friday
Start Time 08.00
Finish Time 12.00