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Friday October 11, 2013 MYT 7:12:00 PM
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia will host two new Ironman races next year.
The Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya will be held on 12-13 April 2014 and the Ironman Malaysia in Langkawi on 27 Sept 2014.
World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) and Malaysia Major Events (MME), under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, announced the launch of the two events in Kailua-Kona Hawaii on Thursday.
Zulkefli Sharif, the CEO of MME, said that it was a great privilege to host the Ironman in the region since it was last held in Southeast Asia three years ago.
Ironman Malaysia is one of 32 qualifying races on the global Ironman circuit that culminates with the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii each October.
Ironman Malaysia will offer 40 qualifying slots for Hawaii in 2015.
Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya is one of 60 events worldwide that qualify athletes for the Ironman 70.3 World
Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya will offer 30 qualifying slots for the 2014 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Mont Tremblant, Canada on Sept 7.
Professional athletes will be competing for a total prize of US$40,000 (RM127,000) for Ironman Malaysia and
US$15,000 (RM48,000) for Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya.
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Ironman, running, swimming, cycling, Putrajaya, Langkawi
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