Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Langkawi Ironman Postponed To May

Here are the article answering the question faced by me before this. Finally Ironman Malaysia will be held this year on May.

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 (Bernama) -- The 12th edition of Ironman Langkawi triathlon championship has been postponed to May, the organiser said, citing financial constraints.

The event's director, A. Chandrakumanan said he had requested that the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) assist in the registration of athletes for the championship, which was to be held next month.

"I am aware that the postponement will affect the athletes' participation. I wouldn't want to disappoint those who are keen to take part, who have been asking me about this year's championship," he told Bernama.

The organiser, Ironman Malaysia Sdn Bhd, has asked for assistance from the Youth and Sports Ministry to help ease the financial burden in organising the event.

It takes RM3 million to organise the world-class championship.

The gruelling Ironman Langkawi involves 3.8km of swimming, 180.2km of cycling and 42km of running.

The Langkawi race is among the qualification rounds for the World Championship in Kona, Hawaii.

-- BERNAMA

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