XTERRA Malaysia Special Edition 2018, the world’s premier series of off-road extreme multisport competitions announces the world’s first duathlon in Malaysia, thanks to Desaru Coast who will play host to this Special Edition.
The Special Edition format has two categories, duathlon, and trail running. For the first time in the world, this one-of-a-kind competition organized by Tough Gorilla, will make its debut in Malaysia.
XTERRA Malaysia Special Edition 2018 provides extreme sports athletes from across the region and Malaysia, a chance to compete in the stunning scenic landscape of Desaru Coast. The event will also carry out workshops by professional athletes and certified coaches. For athletes traveling with their families, the Special Edition offers a shorter 5km route for a lighter challenge off-road.
The event will take place over a three-day period starting 28 September to 30 September 2018 and the majority of athletes’ will range between 25 to 45 years of age. This event will give the locals an international sporting experience as there will be participants from the Asia Pacific and other regions.
“We are very excited to be the venue host of XTERRA Malaysia Special Edition 2018. The natural landscape in Desaru Coast makes it a fitting venue for the world’s first duathlon and we look forward to welcome all extreme sportsmen and women in Malaysia and from all over the world.” said Philip Whittaker, Chief Executive Officer – Integrated Theme Parks & Attractions (“ITPA”) and Chief Commercial Officer of Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels Sdn Bhd.
XTERRA Malaysia Special Edition 2018 is supported by The Ministry of Tourism, Art and Culture, Malaysia Major Events, Johor Tourism, Johor Sports Council and Desaru Coast as the venue sponsor. Located in the southern region of Peninsular Malaysia. Desaru Coast is a multi-phase development that includes one of the world’s largest waterparks – the Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark, two championship golf courses, world-renowned hotels and resorts, a retail village and a Conference Centre.
Desaru Coast hosts three international hotel brands under its wing, the Westin Desaru Coast Resort, Anantara Desaru Coast Resort and Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast.