IRONMAN legend Australia’s Craig Alexander has signed on as the event ambassador for IRONMAN 70.3® Putrajaya for the second year running. The event is supported by Malaysia Major Events (MME) a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia (MoTAC).
Alexander is looking forward to the 2015 edition of the race, after enjoying the time he spent in Malaysia last year.
“I really loved my time in Putrajaya, it was a great event. I was amazed for a first year event the sort of response it got was fantastic,” he said. “The area has a burgeoning triathlon community that was in need of a race and now they have a good one.”
After a career that’s required him to spend half his year racing in North America, Alexander is excited by the growth of IRONMAN events in the Asia Pacific region, and what that means for his travel schedule.
“There are so many races in the Asia Pacific region now you can pretty much race an entire season and base yourself at home,” he said. “My son Austin starts school in a few weeks so our plan this year is to spend 70 to 80 per cent of our time based at home,”
More than 1400 competitors are expected to be on the start line for IRONMAN 70.3® Putrajaya, on April 5.
The IRONMAN 70.3® Putrajaya is an event not to be missed and athletes are urged to take advantage of the special entry fee before a price increase after January 31st.
Athletes can participate as individual competitors or join as a team to compete alongside some of the world’s fittest endurance athletes.
Starting from the iconic Millennium Monument, the one lap swim course is situated in the man made, sheltered canals of Putrajaya Lake.
The iconic Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Mosque, or commonly known as the Iron Mosque, is the perfect backdrop for swimmers to complete the out and back course.
Out onto the bike and cyclists leave transition and head south past some of the City’s most stunning architecture. The cyclists will complete 2 loops of the 45km route along the winding road networks with smooth road surfaces that result in a very fast bike segment times.
The two lap run course around the Core Island, encapsulates the best of Putrajaya including its natural landscapes and modern architecture.
More information can be obtained from www.ironmanputrajaya.com
Courtesy Ironman Asia-Pacific
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 (MME) is a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia (MoTAC). MME was established under the Government’s Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) to identify, promote, facilitate as well as support viable international events to be staged in Malaysia. With its main objective to enhance Malaysia’s economic growth and profile, MME is also tasked to identify and support major event bids for sports, arts, lifestyles and entertainment events and provide assistance to home-grown and home-hosted events in order to further strengthen Malaysia’s global appeal as the venue of choice for major events in the region. MME also acts as a conduit between the public and private sectors in ensuring seamless processes are achieved through synergistic relationships with diverse event stakeholders in staging successful events in Malaysia.
For more information, please visit www.mymajorevents.com.my and follow us on www.facebook.com/MalaysiaMajorEvents, twitter @MyMajorEvents and Instagram @mymajorevents.