Powerman Malaysia gets thumbs up after successful show in Putrajaya

Great turnout: Cyclists in action during the Powerman Malaysia in Putrajaya.

PUTRAJAYA: Putrajaya once again hosted the world’s biggest duathlon, as the best local and international runners and cyclists from across the globe converged at Dataran Putrajaya in Malaysia’s capital to vie for the Powerman Malaysia title.

This year marked the 19th edition of this prestigious event, made even more special by the addition of a new presenting partner, JAECOO.

Drawing its most international participants yet, Powerman Malaysia 2024 by JAECOO saw over 4,000 hobby and elite duathletes competing on the streets of Putrajaya in the exciting run-bike-run format sporting event, across multiple distance categories.

These included a Classic distance (10km run, 60km bike and 10km run) and a Short distance category (5km run, 30km bike and 5km run), as well as 3 exciting Powerkids categories for the youngsters (ages 6-15).

The event also welcomed 20 children with physical disabilities and special needs, who were proudly cheered on by all spectators and participants.

Present at the flag off for the Powerman elite, classic and short category was Hannah Yeoh, Minister of Youth and Sports of Malaysia, Datuk Fadlun Mak Ujud, president of Putrajaya Corporation, Emily Lek, vice president of JAECOO Malaysia and Mohammad Isa Abdul Halim, director of meeting & support Incentives at Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB).

John Leerams Chicano from the Philippines finished top in the elite male category with a time of 02:41:48 while Rendy Williams from the United States emerged as the best female athlete with a time of 03:09:34.

Malaysian trio, Esther Joy Hong Li Chen (03:13:35), Mohd Rabani Bin Hashim (02:58:41) and Nazri Muhamad (02:59:24) proudly completed the race in second, fifth and sixth place within their respective elite categories.

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