Monday, April 7, 2014



Team Crowie to take on IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya -

Team Crowie to take on IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya banner

Team Crowie to take on IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya

Three time IRONMAN World Champion and two time IRONMAN 70.3  World Champion, Craig Alexander (AUS) has regrettably had to withdraw from the professional field for IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya this weekend. Alexander has failed to recover in time for this weekend’s race after his efforts at the IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship Melbourne on March 23. One of the world’s most respected athletes in the sport delivered an amazing effort in Melbourne and the effects took a toll on the 41 year old body of Alexander.. This impacted his preparation for Putrajaya physically and for the heat and humid conditions. "I really didn't want to miss out on coming over to Putrajaya for this amazing inaugural race and meeting the Malaysian triathletes. It is definitely going to be different and lots of fun to take part in a relay team and have the chance to cheer everyone one on.” – Craig Alexander.
Not wanting to disappoint his fans in Malaysia, Alexander will still be standing on the start line, only this time it will be in unfamiliar territory as he takes part in the relay team event under “Team Crowie”.

Your chance to RUN with Crowie!
Are you registered for IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya this weekend?
If you are then this is your chance to run with Crowie at our 5k ‘trot & chat’ on Saturday morning fuelled by 100PLUS. To join the run, tell us in no more than 25 words why you want to run with Crowie!
We promise Crowie will keep the pace gentle!
WHEN: Saturday morning 12th April
Email your 25 words or less to -  Entries close Wednesday 12pm (Malaysian time). All winners will be announced via email.

Autograph & Selfie Session
Craig Alexander will be signing autographs in the Expo from 11:30 to 12:30 on Saturday 12th April. If you are quick you can also grab the opportunity for a  ‘selfie’ with the man himself while he signs your memorabilia. For the early birds, IRONMAN will have a limited supply of official IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya posters for the early birds Alexander to sign.

For additional information on IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya, please visit:

Download the press release here.

IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya Professional
Press Conference

Dear Media,
The countdown to the IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya, Malaysia has begun! Known as the ultimate test of endurance, the world-renowned IRONMAN® triathlon is set to wow athletes in the unique garden city come Sunday, 13th April. 
In the lead up to the event, we will be hosting a press conference with our world class pro athletes and would like to cordially invite you to join us at the details below:
Date: Friday, 11th April 2014
​Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: Auditorium Cempaka Sari, Lobby Level, Kompleks Perbadanan Putrajaya, 24 Persiaran Perdana, Precint 3, Putrajaya.
  • Media registration & arrival of Guests
  • Welcome speech by Mr Geoff Meyer, CEO IRONMAN Asia Pacific
  • Introduction of Athlete Panel
  • Q&A with Athlete panel by emcee Pete Murray
  • Open invite to Media and guests for questions
  • END

Pro Panel:
Craig Alexander
Two-time IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion and three time IRONMAN World Champion.

Brad Kahlefeldt
Olympian, Commonwealth Gold Medalist, ITU World Champion Medalist, winner of IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton 2013 with a new course record.

Liz Blatchford
Third place at the 2013 IRONMAN World Championship, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, holder of three IRONMAN 70.3 titles and IRONMAN Cairns 2013 champion.

Radka Vodickova
Olympian and 70.3 specialist with podiums in IRONMAN 70.3 Phuket 2012, Mandurah 2012 and 2013 and winner of IRONMAN70.3 2013.

Shiao-Yu Li
Winner of inaugural IRONMAN Japan 2013. 70.3 podiums at IRONMAN 70.3 Japan and IRONMAN 70.3 Taiwan.

For the full profile of the pro athletes visit

Kindly RSVP your attendance to by Wednesday 9th April 2014. Thank you.
About Putrajaya
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

Media Accreditation


Media are welcome to attend IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya, Sunday 13 April 2014, on the provision that an application for accreditation is submitted and approved. We request that journalists wishing to attend please complete the Media Accreditation Form here before the event...

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