IRONMAN Malaysia Langkawi

IRONMAN Malaysia has 50 qualifying slots on offer to the IRONMAN World Championships.

Start Date 26.10.19
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Do you want to qualify for Hawaii 2020?

IRONMAN Malaysia has 50 qualifying slots on offer to the IRONMAN World Championships, and with Australia’s close proximity to this event, Aussie athletes have a great chance to qualify for Hawaii.

Tri Travel have guaranteed entry into IRONMAN Malaysia, along with all the added extras that Tri Travel does best including transfers, team functions, reserved seating at race events, course orientations and so much more.

Tri Travel have been providing unrivalled sporting tour experiences to our athletes and their supporters for 20 years. With our boutique services, athletes receive specialised and personal support from experienced tour leaders who care about every aspect of the tour, the event and the travel. We provide all the added extras during race week preparations, ensuring our athletes are not only ready to race, but they’ve also experienced the best of the location and race week activities.

For your entry and tour package to IRONMAN Malaysia, contact Tri Travel now to secure your best chance to qualify for Hawaii.

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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.

The course

The ocean swim starts from the picturesque white sandy beach of Pantai Kok with a two-loop triangle out and back course. A two-loop bike course heads out of Pantai Kok on to a clockwise loop 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 Centre. The 2.5 lap run course will be an amazing scenic run beside the Langkawi International Airport towards the finish line at the stunning Cenang beach.

Swim: 3.8km

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 280 C (78.8F).


Bike: 180km

The two-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. The aid stations along the bike course are all supported by the local communities in Langkawi. Athletes will enjoy the local wildlife and winding terrain, passing The Langkawi Falls on route to the Datai turnaround. At the end of the 2nd 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: 42.2km

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 2 lap 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.


Check In

Check-in for all competitors in the 2019 IRONMAN Malaysia, Langkawi will take place from

Wednesday 23 October 2019 (2pm – 6pm)

Thursday 24 October 2019 (12pm – 6pm)

Friday 25 October 2019 (10am – 2pm)

It is compulsory for all athletes to Check-In during these times. No competitors will be accepted after 2pm on Friday 25 October 2019.
You must show identification to register – i.e. Driver’s Licence, Passport etc.

Competitor Race Bib

Athletes must clearly display the provided helmet sticker and seat post sticker with their race number on the Bike course. Wearing your race bib is COMPULSORY for the RUN leg for all competitors.

Your number must be clearly visible. If you plan to use an elastic race number belt, then, it will be necessary to ensure the complete race number is displayed. Competitors must ensure that their torso is covered throughout the Bike and the run. You must not fold, cut or manipulate your race number in any way.

Athlete ID Wristband

Your ID wrist band must be worn at all times as this will be essential to gain entry to competitor restricted areas. There will be volunteers on hand to secure your wristband before you leave the check-in area. This is your means of gaining entry to transition to rack your bike pre-race and to collect your gear and bike after the race. All three-team members must wear the ID band.

Do NOT remove it until after the event.

Rolling Start

The event will incorporate a start for Professional Athletes, followed by a rolling swim start for Age Groupers. Each competitors own, unique race time will begin once they have crossed the timing mat just before entering the water. Age group athletes will self-seed themselves upon exiting transition on the way to the Swim Start. There will be four different zones to choose from depending on an athlete’s expected swim time.

Zone 1.     Under 1 hour 15 minutes
Zone 2.     1 hour 16 minutes < 1 hour 30 minutes
Zone 3.     1 hour 31 minutes < 1 hour 45 minutes
Zone 4.     1 hour 46 minutes to 2 hours 20 minutes


What's Included?



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

Full Course Orientation

Full Course Orientation

With our team of course experts, we make sure you understand all the key parts to the race.

Full transport and Logistics

Full transport and Logistics

From the moment we meet and greet you at the airport, we provide the best quality transport and logistics.

Race Week Event Access

Race Week Event Access

Transport and reserved seating to the welcome dinner and presentation night.

Detailed Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Tour members receive a full itinerary of the race week activities.

Highly experienced team

Highly experienced team

Our tour leaders have over 20 years of sporting tour experience.

Exclusive merchandise

Exclusive merchandise

Our tour members receive sponsor and tour merchandise


Pre and Post Travel Plans

Looking to holiday before or after the race? We provide full travel solutions and options.


Let Tri Travel find the best flight options

Bike Insurance

Through our partners we offer comprehensive bike insurance

Travel Insurance

Through our partners we offer discounted travel insurance


The Tri Travel Difference

The little things that make your experience unique with us.

  • Create life time friends
    Connect with like-minded athletes. Who knows, we might have another marriage proposal on your tour!
  • Money can’t buy experience
    This is often a once in a life time experience for you. We make sure you make the most of your time at the event.
  • No limits, no judgements
    Ask all the questions you need to prepare yourself for the race. We have all the answers.
  • Network with the best
    We have hand selected them for you. They are here to support your race.
  • Jokes are for free
    We have fun on our tours, and you’ll take away memories that last a lifetime.
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