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Brad Kahlefeldt wins Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya 2014

Brad Kahlefeldt took sizzling wins at the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya where 1096 individuals and 56 teams took on the 1.9km swim, 90km bike and 21.1km run at Putrajaya, Malaysia on 13th April 2014.

E01_0838 copyBrad Kahlefeldt led out of the swim in the men’s professional race and was pipped out of transition by Denis Chevrot (FRA). John Polson followed two minutes later and the three athletes controlled the front of the race all day. Coming into last transition Kahlefeldt was first in and out followed by Chevrot and Polson. It was then a case of running blind for Kahlefeldt as he was unaware of what was happening behind.

E01_0812 copyBrad Kahlefeldt get the support from the fans at the finish line.

E01_0816 copy“It’s a great run course, but from an athletes point of view (if you are at the front) it was really hard not seeing anyone out there,” said Kahlefeldt.

E01_0828 copy“It definitely requires a different style of racing when in such humid conditions. The closing stages I really started to feel it. Hydrating early on the run is key and I am very happy to be able to take this win.”

E01_0819 copyBrad Kahlefeldt, a multiple world championship medallist over the shorter Olympic distance, continues to impress in the gruelling 1.9km swim, 90km cycle and 21.1km run half ironman distance in Putrajaya. Kahlefeldt led from the front in the men’s race in Malaysia to claim victory in 3:55.36 from Frenchman Denis Chevrot and fellow Australian John Polson.

 

News Source : Perbadanan Putrajaya Media Released and special Thanks to Mr Adi Khirman

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IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya 2014

IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya was held on the weekend of 13 April 2014.  Its welcome 1096 individuals and 56 teams  from around the world. This event that comprises of a 1.9km swim, 90km bike and 21.1km run. International athletes make up 67% of the participant list. IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya commences at the Millennium Monument, Putrajaya Lake.

E01_0898 copyAn Ironman 70.3, also known as a Half Ironman, is one of a series of middle-distance triathlon races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC). The “70.3” refers to the total distance in miles (113.0 km) covered in the race, consisting of a 1.2-mile (1.9 km) swim, a 56-mile (90 km) bike ride, and a 13.1-mile (21.1 km) run.

The Ironman 70.3 series culminates each year with a World Championship competition, of which competitors qualify for during the 70.3 series in the 12 months prior to the championship race. In addition to the World Championship race, Ironman 70.3 championship competitions are also held for the European, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America regions.

E01_0919 copyProfessional athletes waiting for starting at Millennium Monument, Putrajaya Lake.

E01_0954 copyAmong the professional athletes is a Sabki Arifin that representing Malaysia. He also a Malaysian paralimpik athlete. Sabki also has his sight set on representing his country in triathlon at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio, Brazil.

E01_0009 copyThe course was lined with athletes and there was a spectator the giving the spectacular cheering from the Millennium Monument, Putrajaya Lake.

E01_0053 copyAthletes began their race to comprises of a 1.9km swim, 90km bike and 21.1km run.

E01_0095 copyInaugural event race going to start.

E01_0109 copyAthletes getting ready to race in the womens field.

E01_0118 copyCheering before the race began.

E01_0142 copyAmong the athletes.

E01_0145 copyAthletes touch into the water. They must out of the water within 1 hours & 20 minute for makesure they still in the race.

E01_0160 copyWaiting for starting line. IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya welcome 1096 individuals and 56 teams  from around the world.

E01_0197 copyAthletes  will facing 1.9km swim, 90km bike and 21.1km run.

E01_0214 copyAthletes will facing 1.9km swim, 90km bike and 21.1km run.

E01_0316Overtaking Athletes may pass on the left for up to 20 seconds, but must move back to the right side of the road, after passing. Failure to complete a pass within 20 seconds will result in a drafting violation. Athletes may not back out of the 7 meter draft zone once it is entered (drafting violation) – Bike Course Rule

E01_0471Athletes must ride single file on the far right side of the road except when passing another rider, or for reasons of safety. Side-by-side riding is not allowed and will result in a position violation – Bike Course Rule

E01_0525 copyAthletes must keep 7 meters (4 bike lengths) distance between bikes except when passing in the bike course. Failure to do so will result in a drafting violation – – Bike Course Rule

E01_0545 copyAny athletes that does not complete the entire bike course in 5 hours and 30 minutes or less will be disqualified and will not be permitted to continue the event– Bike Course Rule

E01_0589 copyFans during the Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya 2014.

E01_0592 copyFans during the Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya 2014.

E01_0622 copyFans during the Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya 2014.

E01_0694 copyThe run course will officially close 8 hours after the start of the final swim wave – – Run Course Rule

E01_0717 copyMr Sze Mun Yee, 77 was the eldest athlete that participate in Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya 2014.

E01_0727 copyMr Sze Mun Yee completed the challenges with 7 hours & 49 minute.

News Source : Perbadanan Putrajaya Media Released, http://www.ironman.com/ , Special Thanks to Mr Adi Khirman

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