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Registration opens for IRONMAN 70.3 Desaru Coast, Malaysia’s newest Triathlon race

The first of its kind in Asia, the Desaru Coast Multisport Festival will comprise an IRONMAN® 70.3® Desaru Coast Triathlon, 5150™ Triathlon along with IRONKIDS® and Sprint races at Desaru Coast, Malaysia from 17-19 April 2020.

Situated on the southern tip of Peninsular Malaysia, Desaru Coast presents a scenic racecourse with a pristine 17-km beachfront that faces eastwards over the clear ocean waters with white sandy beaches and warm tropical weather. The course will start with a single-loop 1.9-km (1.2-mile) swim, with a start line located footsteps away from the official hotel, The Westin Desaru Coast Resort.

This is followed by a 90-km (56-mile) ride on a two-loop bike course along the coastline on smooth, flat roads. Athletes will then take on a 21.1-km (13.1-mile) shaded run course to the finish line at The Westin Desaru Coast Resort.

A new, integrated coastal destination resort in Malaysia, Desaru Coast is infused with globally renowned hotels and resorts, two championship golf courses, a conference centre, and an adventure waterpark.

IRONMAN 70.3 Desaru Coast and 5150 Desaru Coast will join the IRONMAN Asia circuit as the third and fourth races in Malaysia, succeeding IRONMAN Malaysia and IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi. The race offers 60 qualifying slots to the 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Taupō, New Zealand taking place on November 28-29, 2020.

Registration is now open for the Desaru Coast Multisport Festival presented by IRONMAN, click here.