IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi

There are 60 qualifying slots to the 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Taupo, New Zealand.

Start Date 26.10.19
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Langkawi Island, the Jewel of Kedah, is set to host the new IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi in 2019.

The ocean swim starts from the picturesque white sandy beach of Pantai Kok with a triangle out and back course. A one-loop bike course heads out of Pantai Kok on to a clockwise loop from towards the rolling hills of Datai and the fringes of Kuah Town. Athletes will return from the bike into an unique indoor air conditioned transition at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Center (next to the airport) . The run course will be an amazing scenic run beside the Langkawi International Airport towards the finish line at the stunning Cenang beach.

With its amazing heritage, environment and a climate that effortlessly tests the best of the best,IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi takes competitors on a truly Malaysian cultural journey through a beautiful tropical, hilly and undulating terrain.

This is a bucket-list race you don’t want to miss! With IRONKIDS, IRONMAN 70.3 Langkawi and IRONMAN Malaysia on the same weekend, there really is something for everyone!

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Through our race partners, Tri Travel secure the best event accommodation for our team members. All of our accommodation is located at the most convenient location so our athletes can enjoy the best of the event week activities and the race day.

Seamless Travel Experience

Tri Travel make travelling to Langkawi as easy as possible. All the logistics are taken care of so you have a seamless travelling experience, and arrive fresh and ready to begin your race week preparations.

Tour Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Opportunity to book group flights
  • All airport transfers
  • Meet and Greet at the airport
  • Guided by experience tour leaders
  • Full course orientations and catered training sessions
  • Tri Travel Welcome Dinner
  • Tri Travel Celebration Breakfast
  •  Spectators, family/friends function
  • Exclusive tour gifts and merchandise
  • Access to massage services
  • Access to bike mechanics
  • Years of memories for all tour members

Tri Travel offer a range of travel solutions, including pre and post race tours and travel, the best flight options and discounted travel insurance.


Located within a cluster of idyllic islands that attract visitors the world over, the race will take athletes on a truly Malaysian cultural journey through tropical, hilly and demanding terrain passing traditional kampungs (villages), mangrove clusters and rainforest vistas.


The weather during race time will be around 29 degrees and very humid. Athletes and their travelling companions should be prepared for hot conditions and leave their coats at home!


Visas are not required to travel to Malaysia if you are staying for less than 90 days.

Swim: 1.9km

Age group swim start will be a rolling start. Athletes will cross a timing mat on the beach before entering the water to start the swim. The rolling start will ensure a continuous smooth but safe flow of athletes (4 or 5 at a time) into the water. On completion of the swim, athletes have a 200m run to transition (T1). The swim will be non-wetsuit with water temperatures in November hovering around 28 C (78.8F).


Bike: 90km

The one-loop bike course heads out of Pantai Kok towards Jalan Teluk Yu on a clockwise loop from the Northwest point of the island around the rolling hills of Datai towards the southeastern part of the island. Passing through several local villages ‘Kampungs’, athletes will get a true taste of the colourful sights and sounds and local communities of the island.
Athletes will enjoy the local wildlife and winding terrain, passing The Langkawi Falls on route to the Datai turnaround. At the end of the loop, athletes will continue along the coastline of Pantai Kok heading towards Transition (T2) at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Center.
The course will take place on shared roadways with local traffic in order to maintain an access route to Langkawi International Airport.


Run: 21.1km

The run course will showcase the best Malaysia has to offer as athletes pass through the scenic ocean front of Cenang Beach. Athletes will exit T2 at Mahsuri International Exhibition Center and run along the side of the Langkawi International Airport runway. The tropical flat run course brings athletes into the beach front of Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort and Spa for their one-loop run.



Athlete Information Guide

Tri Travel recommend that all our athletes make themselves familiar with the Athlete Information Guide. Please take the time to read through it by clicking below.



What's Included?



Our location and race knowledge allows us to secure some of the best accommodation covering all budgets.

Merchandise Pack

Merchandise Pack

Exclusive sponsor and merchandise apparel.



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Bike Insurance

Bike Insurance

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Pre and Post Travel Plans

Pre and Post Travel Plans

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Discount Travel Insurance

Discount Travel Insurance

Through our travel partners, we provide discount travel insurance.


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