Saturday, February 2, 2008

Overwhelming Response For Ironman Malaysia 2008

PETALING JAYA, Feb 1 (Bernama) -- This year's edition of the RM162,000 Ironman Malaysia has attracted some 800 triathletes from 38 countries, the biggest response so far since its inception in 1999.

"Most of the participants are from overseas with the bulk of them coming from New Zealand, Australia, the United States and Germany," the event's director A. Chandrakumanan told reporters here today.

Local participation numbered 115 so far and included names like Wong Ah Thiam, Dr Fiona Lim, Don Khor, Hairul Azwar and Cecil Cheong, he added.

Ironman Malaysia will be held in Langkawi from Feb 21 to 23 and is organised by Langkawi Ironman Endurance Marathon Sdn Bhd (LIEM).


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