Shahrom Abdullah was the fastest Malaysian at IRONMAN Malaysia 2019. (Creative Clicks Photography)

Sizzling HOT! That was the unanimous reaction of all triathletes that competed at last weekend’s IRONMAN Malaysia.

Let us take a moment to celebrate the top Malaysian finishers of the full IRONMAN distance in Langkawi. The IRONMAN Triathlon race has been in and out of Malaysia since early 2000s. Verified timings, however, are only recorded since 2014.

Nursya Jusoh was the fastest Malaysian female at IRONMAN Malaysia 2019. (Creative Clicks Photography)

In the women’s race, Chin Mei See held the top position from 2014 to 2018, with her finishing times steadily improving. Nur Syahariah Jusoh, affectionately known as Nursya among the local triathlon community, took the top spot this year, in searing hot conditions.

Competition among top Malaysian men has been centred around Mohd Amran Bin Abdul Ghani, Barry Lee Chun Sing, Mohamad Allie Helmy Sabtu and Shahrom Abdullah. Shahrom took the top spot in 2017 and once again shined this year. Amran, on the hand, won in alternate years – 2014, 2016 and 2018. Will Amran regain the top spot in 2020?

Date Male Female
27 September 2014 Mohd Amran Bin Abdul Ghani


Tai Oy Leen


14 November 2015 Barry Lee Chun Sing


Chin Mei See


12 November 2016 Mohd Amran Bin Abdul Ghani


Chin Mei See


11 November 2017 Shahrom Abdullah


Chin Mei See


17 November 2018 Mohd Amran Bin Abdul Ghani


Chin Mei See


26 October 2019 Shahrom Abdullah


Nur Syahariah Jusoh