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Asian Elites vie for Glory at World’s Biggest Duathlon Race at 2023 Powerman Malaysia

-This year’s Powerman Malaysia race will have more than 4,000 participants, a record for the events, and main its status as the world’s biggest duathlon race.

-3,500+ will participate in the Powerman Classic and Powerman Short categories on Sunday, 500+ will join the Powerkids event on Saturday

-Asian Elites mostly comprise the field of 13 Male and Female Elites, 8 of which come from the Philippines.

 

Powerman Malaysia is back with a bang in 2023, promising an exhilarating experience only the world’s biggest duathlon race can bring.   Putrajaya, Malaysia hosted the first edition of Powerman in 2002 and the event has since grown as the biggest in the stable of Powerman races.

This year, the event attracted 4000 athletes, making it the world largest Duathlon event.  With two distance categories,  the classic (10k run / 60k bike / 10k run) and the short (5k run / 30k bike / 5k run), athletes had the option to race individually or in teams. Powerkids was also organized the day before the main event, where kids of all ages had the chance to try a mini duathlon race around transition area of the main event.

The host venue is Putrajaya, Malaysia’s federal administrative centre and planned city. The infra-structure is incredible and on the weekends, it becomes a biking destination due to its wide roads and multiple lanes for biking.   It is the prefect destination for a duathlon race by the thousands.

The Elite race features a total $5,000 USD prize purse, and the re-introduction of the elite female category is sure to add  spice to the competition  in the start field.

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Malo Moysan (FRA) based on recent finish times is the prohibitive favorite followed by SEA Games veteran multiple Gold Medalist John Rambo Chicano.  Chicano leads a throng of Filipino elites comprised of Ryamunds Torio, Maynard Pecson and John Patrick Ciron.

In the women’s side, it will be a wide open race as most of them are fresh starters in the middle distance category.   Agnieszka Najnigier-Pierzynowska of Poland and Singapore’s Yong Man Yun are the only non-Filipinos in the women’s elite field of six.  Rhia Mae Alexandra Stawicki, who was the 2nd overall female in Ironman 70.3 Davao last March leads the Filipino pack comprised of Merry Joy Trupa, Moira Erediano, and Raven Valdez.

Aside from the elite category, the top 3 finishers in each age group category will be presented with a trophy.

 

 

 

 

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