Kuala Lumpur, 31st March 2014 - Two-time IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion and three time IRONMAN World Champion Craig Alexander headlines the men’s professional field for IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya on Sunday, April 13.
Alexander recently announced his retirement from IRONMAN racing to focus more time to the shorter 70.3 distance and also allow more time for the father of three to spend with his family and building his coaching business.
Australian based, British born athlete, Liz Blatchford spearhead’s the women’s field. After a long and distinguished career in Olympic distance racing and just two years competing in Ironman Blatchford currently holds three IRONMAN 70.3 titles and will be keen to add a fourth.
2013 was a big year for Blatchford with her first IRONMAN win at IRONMAN Cairns, Australia. She then went on to take third place at the 2013 IRONMAN World Championship, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii and justifying her pre-race favourite status.
Situated just 23 miles from the country’s capital of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya is the federal administrative centre of Malaysia and a dynamic celebration of an intelligent new city flanked by a breathtaking homage to new world and traditional architecture.
The Event Experience
The 1.9km swim takes place in the centerpiece of the city, a 650-hectare, man-made lake that stretches across the urban area. Dotted with botanical gardens and smooth, wide, fast-rolling roads on the perimeter, the run and bike courses have already become a popular training ground for many of Malaysia’s local triathletes.
IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya has 25 qualifying slots to to the 2014 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Mont-Tremblant, Québec, Canada.
For additional information on IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya, please visit www.ironmanputrajaya.com.
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