On Saturday, May 3, a week after the XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship race, the second-running of XTERRA Malaysia will take place in Putrajaya, just outside the capital city of Kuala Lumpur
April 15, 2014 (Honolulu, HI) – On Saturday, May 3, a week after the XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship race, the second-running of XTERRA Malaysia will take place in Putrajaya, just outside the capital city of Kuala Lumpur.
The race combines a one-mile swim in the gorgeous, man-made Putrajaya Lake fronting the Maritime Centre with an 18-mile mountain bike through Challenge Park featuring world-class trails followed by one of the most diverse and adventurous six-mile trail runs on the XTERRA Planet.
“It was a fantastic event. The swim was superb, course was unreal, and there were loads of volunteers. First-class all the way,” said last year’s men’s winner Ben Allen.
Dan Hugo, who like Allen has traveled extensively across the region, also spoke highly of the course and organization.
“So much fine detail, I can’t say enough of the organization and tourism board. Massive amount of vollies, impeccable signage, they didn’t hold back on anything and went the extra yard wherever they could. It’s a phenomenal location, and a really, really fun course. When the race started the moon was visible and we hit the sunrise perfectly to see the city scape. The water was like a pool, glassy with lane rope, and the bike was almost Richmond-like, a fun mix of everything and never a straight line. It was super entertaining, and the culture shows through here, very courteous, warm people.” said Hugo.
Indeed for all involved it was a spectacular event and assures to be even better in 2014. The natural landscape in Putrajaya is one of pure adventure, and the mix of epic singletrack switchbacks and the most diverse, remarkable run course imaginable combined for an instant classic. With an awe-inspiring host hotel at the Pullman Putrajaya Lakeside, superb organization, and so much to see and experience in the immediate and surrounding areas XTERRA Malaysia in Putrajaya is sure to become a World Tour stable.
“Lived it, loved it,” said XTERRA Pro Daz Parker. “Amazingly organized and executed by Race Director Dave Spence and his team of wonderful smiley volunteers.”
XTERRA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING EVENTS
XTERRA Malaysia is the 11th of 37 events where the fastest amateur athletes from around the globe can qualify to race at the 19th annual XTERRA
World Championship at Kapalua, Maui on October 26, 2014.
/ Pro Winners
|23-Feb||XTERRA South Africa||Dan Hugo / Flora Duffy|
|8-Mar||XTERRA Motatapu||Braden Currie / Nicky Samuels|
|15-Mar||XTERRA Philippines Championship||Dan Hugo / Renata Bucher|
|29-Mar||XTERRA Guam Championship||Dan Hugo / Renata Bucher|
|29-Mar||XTERRA Costa Rica||Leonardo Chacon / Shonny Vanlandingham|
|30-Mar||XTERRA Great Ocean Road||Ben Allen / Jacqui Slack|
|5-Apr||XTERRA Saipan Championship||Ben Allen / Carina Wasle|
|12-Apr||XTERRA New Zealand Championship||Conrad Stoltz / Barbara Riveros|
|13-Apr||XTERRA West Championship||Josiah Middaugh / Flora Duffy|
|26-Apr||XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship||Jervis Bay, New South Wales, Australia|
|17-May||XTERRA Southeast Championship||Pelham, Alabama|
|24-May||XTERRA Mauritius||Bois Cheri|
|25-May||XTERRA Spain Championship||Cieza, Murcia|
|8-Jun||XTERRA Brazil Championship||Ilhabela, Sao Paulo|
|15-Jun||XTERRA East Championship||Richmond, Virginia|
|21-Jun||XTERRA Greece||Lake Plastira|
|28-Jun||XTERRA Switzerland Championship||Vallee de Joux|
|5-Jul||XTERRA Ontario – Canadian Cross Tri Championship||Milton, Ontario, Canada|
|6-Jul||XTERRA France Championship||Xonrupt, Gerardmer|
|6-Jul||XTERRA Victoria||British Columbia, Canada|
|6-Jul||XTERRA Freedom Fest||Kualoa Ranch, Oahu, Hawaii|
|19-Jul||XTERRA Mountain Championship||Beaver Creek Resort, Avon, Colorado|
|20-Jul||XTERRA Ireland||Killaloe, County Clare|
|26-Jul||XTERRA Italy Championship||Abruzzo, Scanno|
|2-Aug||XTERRA Mexico Championship||Tapalpa, Jalisco|
|9-Aug||XTERRA Czech Championship||Prachatice|
|16-Aug||XTERRA Germany Championship||Zittau|
|17-Aug||XTERRA Canmore||Alberta, Canada|
|24-Aug||XTERRA England||Cranleigh, Surrey|
|31-Aug||XTERRA Quebec||Lac Delage, Quebec, Canada|
|7-Sep||XTERRA Sleeping Giant||Thundery Bay, Ontario, Canada|
|20-Sep||XTERRA USA Championship||Ogden/Snowbasin, UT|
|26-Oct||XTERRA World Championship||Maui, Hawaii|
About TEAM Unlimited/XTERRA
TEAM Unlimited is a Hawaii-based television events and marketing company, founded in 1988. It owns and produces XTERRA and in 2014 will offer more than 300 XTERRA off-road triathlon and trail running races in 25+ countries worldwide.In
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