Ironman 70.3 Philippines – Course Review (Updated for 2019)

While the Ironman 70.3 Philippines in Cebu for 2019 did not get the numbers it usually gathers, it is very much well-attended and arguably, it is still one of the best races in the Asian triathlon calendar .   Now on its eight year in Cebu and 11th year overall, Ironman 70.3...

2019 Challenge Vietnam Course Review

by Vinnie Santana (AsiaTRI’s Contributor and Triathlon Coach at and Marvin Manalang The 2016 Challenge Vietnam was awarded AsiaTRI’s Best Inaugural Long Distance Triathlon race in Asia that year and this year’s staging, after an absence of 2 years...

4 Fun Triathlon Destinations Around The U.S.

For triathletes, it’s always fun to find a new race or destination to focus on. Naturally, there are recommended competitions all over the world, so it’s not particularly hard to target a race you haven’t tried yet. However, the ideal outcome is to find a destination that serves...
Posted On May 17 2019

2019 Ironman 70.3 Vietnam: Guide and Course Review

Intro The inaugural Ironman 70.3 Vietnam was held in Da Nang last 2015 and saw over 1000 athletes from 54 different countries competing.   At the 5th edition, and being tagged as the regional 70.3 Championship race in Asia-Pacific, the participants has swelled to over 1800.  ...

Ironman Announces Expansion into India for First Time Ever with Brand New Ironman 70.3 Triathlon In Goa

IRONMAN® announced today the expansion into India for the first time in company history with the inaugural IRONMAN® 70.3® Goa, India triathlon which will debut on Sunday, October 20, 2019. Arriving at the shores of India for the first time, the IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon is a great...
Posted On Nov 28 2018

Ironman Malaysia: 2018 Updated Course Review

The 2018 edition of Ironman Langkawi, in Malaysia was one of the most-attended Ironman race in Asia, with 2400 athletes joining the Ironman and 70.3 event combined, with 49 countries represented.  This course review is the same course since 2015 which is a lot more scenic since...

Course Review: Challenge Iskandar-Puteri

INTRO – FASTEST HALF DISTANCE IN ASIA This year was the third edition of Challenge Iskandar Puteri, located in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, just across Singapore. While the race had a mid-size number of participants, with around 700 registered athletes, this event has a lot of...
Posted On Sep 20 2018

2018 Ironman 70.3 Bintan Course Review

The 2018 update to the Ironman 70.3 Bintan Course Review This year, the Ironman 70.3 Bintan garnered around 1.300 participants. This year, there were changes in the swim, bike and run course, all geared towards in improving the athlete experience.  Last year, the orhanizers,...

Ironman Philippines Race and Course Review

Introduction The inaugural Ironman Philippines was held in Subic Bay, considered the triathlon capital of the Philippines.  Subic has hosted the most number of triathlon events in the country.   This review is an update to the previous course review of Ironman Subic Bay 70.3, as...
Posted On Jun 07 2018

Reigning Champions, Lucy Charles (GBR) and Lionel Sanders (CAN) Storm To Victory To Take The Championship 2018 Titles

Defending champions, Lionel Sanders (CAN) and Lucy Charles (GBR), have triumphed once again at THECHAMPIONSHIP 2018, defeating a remarkable line-up of pro athletes in order to take the title and a share of the 150,000 Euro prize purse. Charles gave a phenomenal performance,...
Posted On Jun 03 2018

Ironman 70.3 Davao Course Review

INTRODUCTION Nearly 1800 athletes participated in the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Davao, representing more than 40 countries.  With this numbers, and the good feedback in social media, the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Davao is a huge success.   This despite the harsh weather condition...
Posted On Apr 30 2018

Best European Destination Triathlon Races for 2018 Part 2: Ironman 70.3 Cascais

The local and international races in Asia are steadily growing through the years.   In fact, as the recent numbers from Ironman’s All World Athletes list, from the time they started awarding it to loyal participants in 2014, the AWA awardees in Asia has jumped 344% t...
Posted On Mar 19 2018