IRONMAN makes its much anticipated return to Langkawi Island in September 2014. Located within a cluster of tropical islands that attract visitors the world over, the race will take athletes on a truly Malaysian cultural journey through tropical, hilly and demanding terrain passing traditional kampungs (villages), mangrove clusters and rainforest vistas.
IRONMAN Malaysia Experience
The ocean swim starts from a sandy beach on Legenda Park with a two-loop triangle out to Eagle Point and back. A two-loop bike course heads out of Kuah town on to an anti-clockwise loop from the Southeast up around Gunung Raya mountain and into the northwest. Athletes return to Kuah town for the run: four loops that wind through Legenda Park, market places and the local stadium before returning to cross the line at Dataran Lang—where the giant eagle sculpture creates a formidable backdrop for this already imposing finish line.
IRONMAN World Championship Qualifying Race
There are 40 qualifying slots to the 2015 IRONMAN World Championship in Kaliua-Kona, Hawaii.
Belinda Granger, two-time IRONMAN Malaysia champion
“I did the race three times, coming second on my first attempt. I absolutely loved the race and am extremely excited about the return of IRONMAN Malaysia. Getting the opportunity to race on the island of Langkawi is such a treat. Such an amazing island rich in culture, spectacular scenery, scrumptious food and wonderful people. A perfect destination race in my books.”
Steve Lumley (GBR) – Head Coach TeamTIME (Malaysian National Team)
“It is very exciting that IRONMAN is coming back to Langkawi. Langkawi is a lovely island with very friendly and helpful people and a great variety of fairly unique tourist attractions for people to visit outside the event.”
Jaime Vigaray (ESP) – coach and athlete
“I have been racing IRONMAN all around the world and I can definitely say that IRONMAN Malaysia was by far my favorite destination. The beauty of the island and the warmth of its people create such great scenery for a holiday and race trip. I raced the last two editions and once you cross that finish line there’s no doubt you want to go back. Now with the return of IRONMAN Malaysia I have an excuse to visit Langkawi Island again!”
2014 IRONMAN Malaysia – Entry Fee ($USD)
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after March 28
* Entry Fee excludes 6% Active Administration Fee
Online Entries Close
Entries close at 5pm, Friday August 29, 2014
A 50 % cancellation fee will be incurred if you withdraw up until 5pm March 28, 2014
A 75% cancellation fee will be incurred if you withdraw up until 5pm August 15, 2014
No refunds will be offered after 5pm August 15, 2014
The race begins with a two-lap anti-clockwise swim starting from a stretch of sandy beach at Chogm Park. Spectators will have the perfect vantage point of the swim course from Dataran Lang, commonly known as Eagle Square to watch competitors swim past the iconic landmark. On completion of the swim, athletes have a 250m run to transition.
In Pelabuhan Bass, water temperatures in September hover around a balmy 30C (86F).
The two-loop bike course heads out of Kuah town on an anti-clockwise loop from the southernmost point around the mountain ‘Gunung Raya’ and into the North. Passing through several local villages ‘Kampungs’, athletes will get a true taste of the colourful sights and sounds and local communities of the island. The loop will eventually join the coastline north of the island where a long climb and winding roads take athletes towards the turnaround point at Datai Bay.
The course will share some sections with local traffic in order to maintain an access route to Langkawi International Airport.
The run course will showcase the best Malaysia has to offer as athletes pass local night markets, botanic gardens and Langkawi Stadium. The tropical flat run course brings athletes into Kuah town and past Dataran Lang (Eagle Square) to begin their four laps. Athletes will then head north winding past Legenda and Chogm Park and out of town through quiet streets before the run turnaround at the front of Langkawi Stadium.
*The Run course is subject to change.