Friday, March 21, 2014

Press Release : IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya

At IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya, Malaysia is set to wow athletes in its unique garden city  banner

At IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya, Malaysia is set to wow athletes in its unique garden city



Putrajaya, Malaysia (March.14th) – IRONMAN and Malaysia Major Events, a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) under Malaysia’s Ministry of Tourism and Culture, recently hosted a showcase to the upcoming IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya and IRONMAN Malaysia in Langkawi this coming September 27.

IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya will be held on the weekend of 12-13 April 2014Hon. Tan Sri Khalid Ramli, CEO of Lembaga Pembangunan Langkawi (LADA), Hon. Tan Sri Aseh Che Mat, President of Perbadanan Putrajaya, Mr Zulkefli Hj Sharif, CEO of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) and Tony Nagamaiah, GM of Malaysia Major Events (MME) – a division of MyCEB joined IRONMAN Director of Operations David Ray at a media famililarazation function in Putrajaya recently to promote local awareness of the upcoming event.


From left: Dato Abdul Ghani Ahmad, Vice President of Perbadanan Putrajaya, Para-athlete En Sabki Arifin, Tan Sri Khalid Ramli, CEO of Langkawi Development Authority (LADA), 77 year old IRONMAN triathlete participants Mr Sze Mun Yee and Dr Pui San Au Yong, En Zulkefli Hj Sharif, CEO of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) and Mr David Ray, Director of Operations for IRONMAN Asia Pacific.

Event Director, Melissa Stephens from the IRONMAN Australian division has been on site in Malaysia working closely with the new team in the IRONMAN Malaysia office to prepare for the first event next month.
The IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya will see host city Putrajaya, welcome nearly 1400 athletes from around the world. The professional field will be headlined by 5 time World Champion Craig ‘Crowie’ Alexander of Australia. Athletes from 66 Countries are entered into the April 13th event that comprises of a 1.9km swim, 90km bike and 21.1km run. International athletes make up 67% of the participant list.
IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya commences at the Millennium Monument, Putrajaya Lake with professional athletes entering the water at approx 7:10am. The age group athletes will start their race at approx 7:20am. Race leaders are expected to exit the water 20minutes after their start time and then proceed to transition at Precinct 2 to collect their bike and head onto the 90km bike route.

Mr Sze Mun Yee, 77 and En Sabki Arifin will be representing Malaysia at the IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya on the 13th April.

Leaders are expected to complete the bike by 9:35am. They will then head out for the run around the island before heading down the finish Shute at Precinct 2 to cross the finish line. Estimated finish time of first professional athlete is from 10:45 to 11am.
Some fun facts:
  • Malaysia is the largest country represented with 464 taking part
  • Singapore is the second largest representation with 272 athletes and Great Britain 3rd with 93 athletes
  • International athletes make up 67% of the participant list
  • The youngest athlete is 18 years old and the eldest athlete is 77 years old
For the full press release and media info packet including maps and imagery, click here

If you are racing Putrajaya, click here for the Triathlete Race Day Guide

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