Friday, January 16, 2015

Xterra Malaysia 2015 To Be Held In Langkawi Island

Xterra Malaysia is back this year and will take place in the Island of Langkawi. Slotted to happen between May 1 to May 3 (Labor Day weekend), it will boast a combination of Sprint distance, Olympic distance and Trail run. There will be something for everyone.

World Series Triathlon

The World Series triathlon returns to Malaysia for 2015 over the weekend of 1st to 3rd May 2015! 

We will be offering both the World Championship Triathlon and a Sprint distance triathlon so that all XTERRA warriors will have the chance to compete.

Championship Triathlon
The Championship Distance Triathlon is the flagship XTERRA race, the chance to become a true XTERRA Warrior. The winner for each age group will be offereda slot in the lineup for the 2015 World Championships.
Distances - 
Our exact distances will only be released nearer the time once we have 
confirmed our courses. Distances for the Championship Triathlon are roughly as follows -
SWIM - 1.5km        BIKE - 32km      RUN - 11km 

Sprint Triathlon

The Sprint Triathlon is exactly what it says on the tin, a shorter version of our 
Championship Triathlon. Racing is still just as competitive and you can still earn yourself the title of an XTERRA Warrior!
Distances - 
Our exact distances will only be released nearer the time once we have confirmed our courses. Distances for the Championship Triathlon are roughly as follows -
SWIM - 750m       BIKE - 16km      RUN - 5.5km 

Trail Runs

Don't worry, we haven't forgotten about our XTERRA Trail runs for 2015!
Whether you're a hardcore trail runner or just looking for an easy way to warm down after your triathlon or you're just starting to explore the beautiful world of trail running then make sure you're there. 
Our trail runs promise to be even more impressive for 2015 and will be the 
perfect way to end your XTERRA Malaysia weekend.
Distances will include:- 5km, 11km and 21km.

The organiser has set a very affordable EARLY BIRD entry fee from RM80 to bundle (all full distance races in) of RM470. This is made possible as the races are spread over 2-days with the triathlon happening on May 2 and trail run on May 3. For full package and entry fee, click here. Be reminded that early bird registration ends January 31, 2015.
Travelling to Langkawi
Malaysia Airlines is currently offering a very cheap flight, all inclusive from Rm130 return between Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Langkawi and back if you travel between April 30 and return May 3 or May 4. 
Rooms or hotel in Langkawi is not too expensive if you choose right. Food and logistic arrangement is easy as well which adds to the whole experience of travelling within the country for a local race. 
For Foreign warriors, the current exchange rates is favourable for international travel to Malaysia and would be an added advantage.
And if you did not know yet, the Xterra Malaysia in Langkawi will be the closing race for the Xterra Asian Tour! Below is the press release from
*Stay tuned to this blog for more updates on Xterra Malaysia
Honolulu, HI – TEAM Unlimited, owners and producers of the XTERRA World Tour, has united its championship triathlons in Asia to create the XTERRA Asian Tour and will crown series champions at the season finale in Langkawi, Malaysia this May.
The five majors in the 2015 XTERRA Asian Tour are XTERRA Philippines on February 8 in Albay, XTERRA Saipan on March 28 in the Northern Marianas, XTERRA Guam on April 11 in Piti, the XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship on April 18 in New South Wales, Australia, and XTERRA Malaysia – which will double as the XTERRA Asian Tour Championship race – on May 2 in Langkawi.  (Note: The XTERRA Japan Championship in Hokkaido on August 29 will serve as the first race of the 2016 XTERRA Asian Tour.)
The top 15 amateur, Asian-elite, and professional racers at each event will earn points, with double points being offered at the finale in Malaysia.  Racers will count their best three scores to determine champions in each division.
“Creating a point series for the XTERRA Asian Tour just like we’ve done in the U.S. and Europe provides us the opportunity to reward the amateur athletes in the region, and the international pros who travel to several events with more prize money and recognition,” said XTERRA World Tour managing director Dave Nicholas.
The XTERRA Asian Tour will award a prize bonus of $10,000 USD to the top five pro men and women in the final standings ($2,000 for 1st, $1,500-2nd, $800-3rd, $400-4th, $300-5th).
In all, more than $100,000 in prize money for pros will be awarded on the XTERRA Asian Tour.  There are $15,000 USD payouts at the Philippines, Saipan, Guam, and Malaysia races, and $50,000 AUD awarded at the XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship in Australia, plus the 10K bonus to the series’ top performers.
There is also a new athlete classification being introduced for the Tour – the “Asian elite” division – enabling fast age group athletes from the region to race against each other.
For further details on the 2015 XTERRA Asian Tour visit, and for more on the XTERRA Asian Tour Championship in Malaysia visit, supported by Malaysia Major Event.

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