Organised by E-Plus Global and supported by the International Powerman Association and the Triathlon Association of Malaysia, over 3,000 local and foreign competitors including some of the world’s best multi-sport elites and duathlon enthusiasts, are expected to take part in the run-bike-run race.
Powerman, the pinnacle for duathlon competition globally, is the internationally recognized platform for enthusiastic runners and cyclists to progress and master both sports. The 2016 championships, held in Putrajaya, last March following a two-year hiatus, underscored the tremendous growth of duathletes in the region, with a record-breaking 2,645 participants entering the race.
The proliferation of multi-sport athletes in the region is evidence of the growing popularity of the multi-sports segment. According to Barbara Lam, E-Plus Global’s Managing Director, “Powerman is fantastic event, accessible to athletes of any ability, wanting to master an an integrated sport.” She adds, “Putrajaya is the perfect location to host Powerman, with its picturesque landscapes and world class sporting and event facilities”.
Four adult categories – the Individual Classic and Team Relay Classic (10km – 60km – 10km), and the Individual Short and Team Relay Short (5km – 30km – 5km), are available for registration. Powerkids, a newly introduced grassroots program for children aged between 5 and 12 , will also be offered in three age categories – 5 to 7-year-olds (0.4km – 1km – 0.4km), 8 to 10-year-olds (0.8km – 2km – 0.8km), and 11 to 12-year-olds (1.2km – 3km – 1.2km), registrations announced in December 2016.
So if you are keen to test yourself against some of the region’s best duatheltes, or simply want to watch all the action, visit www.powermanmalaysia.com and check out all the action in Putrajaya next March.