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IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya Professional
Start List Announced -
IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya
Professional Start List Announced
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.
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.
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.
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.
70.3 Putrajaya has 25 qualifying slots to to the 2014 IRONMAN 70.3
World Championship in Mont-Tremblant, Québec, Canada.
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