IRONMAN® returns this year to Langkawi with two races IRONMAN® Malaysia and IRONMAN® 70.3® Langkawi. The races are set to take place on the same day on 11th November 2017 in Langkawi Island, the Jewel of Kedah.
Athletes will complete a 3.8km swim along the Pantai Kok pristine white sandy beach and crystal blue waters of the Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark, then proceed to the two-loop 180km bike course through the picturesque view of what Langkawi has to offer. Afterwards, the athletes will take on the 42.2km run course that takes participants around the core of Langkawi Island. IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi will give athletes the opportunity to race on the same course as they will cover half the distance (1.9km swim, 90km cycle and 21km run).
In the studio with MAG today, is Ahmad Fadzil Samsudin, a 65-year-old Malaysian who is a first-timer for IRONMAN Langkawiand also the second oldest Malaysian to participate in IRONMAN Langkawi 2017.