As my lead up to Ironman Australia, Port Macquarie in May, I have signed up for Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya. The race date is during the Easter weekend, which suited me perfectly as I do not need to take that many annual leave days for the travel.
For those of you wishing to progress to the half iron distance, this is the perfect race course to make your debut. The swim takes place in calm waters of the Putrajaya Lake. Fast and flat bike course on wide, open roads with smooth surfaces. A couple of short inclines but these are great to sit up and give your posture a break from crouching down on the aerobars. Finishing the race with a shaded run course through Putrajaya wetlands.
The discounted entry is ending at the end of this month, so do hurry!
|Being the federal administrative capital of Malaysia, Putrajaya boasts some majestic landscaping and architecture. Picture taken from Ironman.com|
Date: Sunday, 5 April 2015
Venue: Millennium Monument Putrajaya Lake, Precinct 2, Putrajaya
Course: Swim - 1.9KM / Bike - 90KM / Run - 21.1KM
Prize Money: Top 5 winners for Pro Athlete Category. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies for Age Group Categories and teams.
IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Qualifying Race: 30 qualifying slots to the 2015 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Zell am See-Kaprun, SalzburgerLand, Austria
General Entries: Individual and Team
Minimum Age: All athletes must be 18 years of age or older on race day
Individual Fees: USD265 (Regular Entry before 31 January 2015), USD295 (Late Entry after 31 January 2015)
Team Entry Fees: USD320 (Regular Entry before 31 January 2015), USD360 (Late Entry after 31 January 2015)
* Entry Fees are subject to 6% Malaysia GST + 6% Active Administration Fee
To register, please click here.
For more information, visit www.ironmanputrajaya.com
Check out the 2014 IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya Highlights Clip: