Here are press release wrote by Melody Tan at an official Powerman International Website.. http://www.powerman.org/
POWERMAN Malaysia 2008, Nov. 09 (7th Edition)
Seri Manjung, Perak, 8 October 2008 – Are you ready to take part in the hottest Powerman race in the World Powerman Series? Racing in Malaysia will always be a challenge with our heat and humidity.
We welcome the new Powerman World Ranking No. 1 male duathlete, Andy Sutz from Switzerland and the return of the reigning Powerman Malaysia Champion from 2007, Joerie Vansteelant a professional from Belgium who has raced here twice before. They will be challenged by Aksel Nielsen from Denmark, Sebastian Retzlaff from Germany, Jason Spong from South Africa, Chrispine Onyango from Kenya who is practically a local, accustomed to the local heat and humidity of Malaysia after making top 3 several times, Anthony Le Duey from France, Elmar Schuberth from Austria and our very own top Malaysian duathletes Heidilee Mohamad and Shahrom Abdullah.
We also welcome Victoria Beck from New Zealand who recently won Powerman Austria, Rebecca Preston from Australia and Sarah Roy an up and coming athlete from Australia, making their first appearances at Powerman Malaysia. Our top Malaysian female duathlete Marianna Mohammad, we are confident will make Malaysia proud by giving her all during Powerman Malaysia. The elite race is heating up with a lot of new potential champions in and amongst all of the seasoned and regular campaigners, the race course takes competitors through some of the most scenic, beautiful and picturesque views of Seri Manjung town on the west coast of Perak.
With all of the focus on the Elite athletes, it must go without saying that the age group competition is also heating up with the climax of Malaysia’s and in effect the fastest growing duathlon race in South East Asia, with the duathlon season coming to an end with Powerman Malaysia. At all the age groups being contested there are the regular strong field of regulars and newcomers, competing for top age group accolades amongst friends and seasoned campaigners.
A growing contingent from Singapore and athletes from 25 countries are turning out this 9th November 2008 to go home with bragging rights of being PowerMan or PowerWoman of Malaysia for 2008. It is also the largest duathlon race course to date in Malaysia with almost 700 competitors coming out to race on 9th November, 2008 and fighting to win some of the RM132,000.00 prize purse. It will also have the largest contingent of TV coverage with all of the local networks turning up and a high level regional media interest.
This event is made possible by our title sponsors Malakoff Corporation Berhad along with our cosponsor PowerBar and Orient Star Resort Lumut.
Melody Tan ,Event Director
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