Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Ironman Malaysia : Official Pro Start list

Photo credit - Delly Carr

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia (September 10, 2014) - IRONMAN Malaysia is back and bigger than ever! A field of 32 professional athletes will be among the 1374 strong field of athletes this September 27.


The event, a 3.8km swim, 180km bike and 42.2km run, marks the return of IRONMAN to the island after a three- year hiatus.


Headlining the professional field and the ambassador of the event is New Zealander, Cameron Brown. Brown is the holder of ten IRONMAN New Zealand titles. The 42-year-old added his 12th IRONMAN title by taking out the win at IRONMAN Cairns earlier this year, in the process becoming the oldest IRONMAN champion in history. Brown lines up as the number one ranked athlete in the field and also the eldest professional with a bunch of younger legs in the form of Frederik Croneborg (SWE) and Luke Bell (AUS) looking to take the battle to the Kiwi in Langkawi where the temperature is predicted to be fiercely hot and humid.
In the Ladies field Germany’s Diana Riesler wears number one. On hot form and full of confidence after defending her IRONMAN Japan title last month, Taiwan’s Li Shiao Yu is looking forward to the challenge. Australia’s Rebecca Preston is returning to IRONMAN racing after a six year hiatus. Preston a former three time IRONMAN champion, is looking forward to a return to racing in Langkawi.

About IRONMAN 
The iconic IRONMAN® Series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world. Since the inception of the  IRONMAN® brand in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines at the world’s most  challenging endurance races. Recognized for excellence through distinguished events, world-class athletes and quality products, IRONMAN has grown from a single race to a global sensation with more than 190 events across five unique brands: 
IRONMAN®, IRONMAN 70.3®, 5150™ Triathlon Series, Iron Girl® and IronKids®. For more information, visit www.ironman.com.

About Malaysia Major Events 
Malaysia Major Events is a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) under Malaysia’s Ministry of Tourism and Culture. Created under the Governemnt’s Economic Transformation Programme (ETP), Malaysia Major Events facilitates significant events that help contribute to Malaysia’s economic growth. It focuses on identifying and supporting major event 
bids for sports, arts, lifestyle and entertainment events. It also assists home-grown and home-hosted events as well as other cluster events that strengthen Malaysia’s global appeal as an international avenue for major events. As a conduit between public and private sector, it’s a one-stop centre which facilitates and liaises with diverse event stakeholders to ensure seamless processes and successful events. 

For more information, please visit www.mymajorevents.com.my and follow us on www.facebook.com/MyCEB and Twitter  (@MyCEB)

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