Ironman VR World Tour Makes a Stop in Asia Highlighting the Tropical Destination of Langkawi for Ironman VR31 Malaysia

– IRONMAN VR Asia to feature the tropical, hilly, and demanding race of IRONMAN Malaysia, Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah that takes athletes through the rich culture and tradition of the island
– More than 122,000 members from around the globe have now registered on the IRONMAN Virtual Club platform continuing to prove #AnywhereIsPossible

IRONMAN® VR World Tour™: Spotlight on Asia

The five-week long IRONMAN VR® World Tour focusing on specific regions of the world kicked off Oct. 19 and runs through Nov. 22.

Participants have the unique opportunity to virtually travel to 20 stunning race locations around the globe (five through IRONMAN VR events and 15 through IRONMAN VR workouts) and enjoy elements of some of the most coveted races the sport has to offer.

Each race week will challenge athletes to complete three optional workouts inspired by real-world IRONMAN or IRONMAN 70.3 events and IRONMAN VR races in destinations such as Klagenfurt, Austria; Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA; Langkawi, Malaysia; Port Elizabeth, South Africa; and Taupō, New Zealand.

IRONMAN VR31 Malaysia

This weekend’s race transports athletes to Langkawi, Malaysia, located within a cluster of tropical islands that attract visitors all over the world. IRONMAN Malaysia takes athletes on a truly Malaysian cultural journey through the tropical, hilly, and demanding terrain passing traditional villages (also known as ‘kampungs’), mangrove clusters and rainforest vistas. Surrounded by turquoise sea, the Jewel of Kedah will celebrate its sixth edition in 2021.This marks the third stop on the IRONMAN VR World Tour.Two formats are available for IRONMAN VR31 Malaysia and participants can opt to complete a swim/bike/run (Swim 2000m, Bike 40km, Run 10km) or run/bike/run (Run 2km, Bike 40km, Run 10km) and results will be split accordingly.

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Athletes will compete against their peers on the original racecourses powered by ROUVY with competition running from 6 a.m. ET (10:00 a.m. GMT) on Thursday’s to 7:59 p.m. ET (11:59 p.m. GMT) on Sunday’s.

Weekly Schedule
Sunday, Nov. 18:00 p.m. ET (Monday 12:00 a.m. GMT) – IRONMAN VR31 Training Workouts Open

Thursday, Nov. 56:00 a.m. ET (10:00 a.m. GMT) – IRONMAN VR31 Malaysia Opens

Friday, Nov. 62:00 p.m. ET (6:00 p.m. GMT) – IRONMAN VR31 Training Workouts Concludes

Sunday, Nov. 87:59 p.m. ET (11:59 p.m. GMT) – IRONMAN VR31 Malaysia Concludes

Training Workouts
Throughout the week, the IRONMAN VR World Tour will feature training workouts in the swim, bike, and run disciplines tied thematically to the region. See below for this week’s training workouts in Asia:

Swim (2500m) – Inspired by IRONMAN Malaysia focus on developing controlled pace inspired by Malaysia’s shielded lagoon swim.

Bike (60 min.) – Inspired by ALVEO IRONMAN 70.3 Davao, Philippines, focus on developing skills needed to pass other riders, especially needed in the wide roads of the city of Davao.

Run (55 min.) – Inspired by the Regent Aguila IRONMAN 70.3 Philippines in Cebu, focus on mental strength that you will need to pass the Finish Line – only to head back out and do it all over again.

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