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...

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 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

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

Ironman 70.3 Colombo – Course Review

INTRO The Ironman 70.3 Colombo was not the first of its kind in the city. Back in 2011, there was  one race that failed in terms of safety and logistics for the athletes. After a seven-year hiatus, the new organizers wanted to get it right and the general consensus was that the...

2017 Best Triathlon Races in Asia

Another race season has ended and the sport of triathlon in Asia keeps on growing.  Our 2017 calendar had over 70 events in 12 different countries. This year, AsiaTRI covered 49 events from all over the world, which included world championships.  Of the 49 events our...

Rockstar 113 Race Course Review

Introduction The Philippines’ triathlon scene continues to thrive and athletes looking for a different feel and look would be glad to find that their options are no longer limited to racing in Subic and Batangas.   Rockstar 113 Triathlon takes you to San Fernando, La Union, 278km...
Posted On Nov 15 2017

Singapore International Triathlon Race Review

all images by Orange Room/Zan Ang Photography This year’s Singapore International Triathlon saw new national champions crowned over the sprint distance (750-meter swim, 18-kilometer bike ride, 5-kilometer run) at East Coast Park on September 10. In the men’s race, Youth Olympic...
Posted On Sep 23 2017