On September 27, 2014, Langkawi, Malaysia will play host to what is touted to be the third toughest Ironman race among the different edition across the globe. One hundred and twenty four of our best are flying to Langkawi to go head to head with the best in the world to tough it out in the swim, bike and run legs of Ironman Langkawi.
The Philippine contingent held a Press Conference last Thursday at Skippy’s Bar and Grill in BGC to announce their participation and to let the media know how much the sport has grown in such a short span of time.
At 124 members, this is the biggest contingent yet by the Philippines to an Ironman race. The triathletes who attended the press conference vary in their profiles and athletic abilities.
Friends from the media from periodicals to TV reporters to bloggers graced the event to hear from the Pinoy contingent about the sport, their training regimen and goals in relation to the race in Malaysia.
Sunrise Events, Inc (SEI), franchise-holder of the Ironman races in the Philippines fully supports the Philippine team’s trip to Ironman Langkawi.
Langkawi Island is among the cluster of islands that attract tourists from all over the world. All Ironman participants will be treated to a tough full Ironman race as they swim 3.8 kms, bike 180km and run a marathon across tropical, hilly and demanding terrain that Langkawi is known for.
Triathletes who finish Ironman Langkawi in record time are automatically qualified to the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii in 2015 with only 40 available slots.
Many thanks to Sunrise Events Inc for the invitation to the press conference, Skippy’s Bar & Grill for providing lunch and refreshments and Art Mendoza for the photos found here.