Crowie to race in Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya
Having announced his intention to race exclusively Ironman 70.3 events, Craig was one of the first to sign up for the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya in 2014.
Wanting to race closer to home, Putrajaya, Malaysia’s federal administrative area, presents an ideal location for Craig to continue racing but not have to travel half way across the globe. He will now focus on competing at the 70.3 distance and will be a more regular face at events in the Asia-Pacific region.
“I am very much looking forward to racing the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Malaysia race in Putrajaya next April,” Crowie says. “It is really exciting to see the expansion of IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 races in Asia Pacific. There is a burgeoning triathlon community here and it is great that they are being catered for.”
Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya will be held on April 12-13 in 2014. Putrajaya, a dynamic city situated 32 km from Kuala Lumpur, symbolizes modern Malaysia. The green and intelligent city, a mix of the spectacular old and new, is the federal administrative centre of the country.
Athletes will race on a rolling fast and hot Ironman 70.3 course amidst an iconic landscape that showcases Malaysia’s rich culture and spectacular architecture.
Langkawi Island sets the stage for athletes from around the world to be taken on a truly Malaysian tropical cultural journey. Athletes will be embraced by the local Kampung (village) communities as they embark on their personal Ironman journey amidst one of the most welcoming and beautiful destinations in South East Asia.
Despite announcing that he will not be racing in Kona anymore, Craig may not be done with the Ironman distance and is seriously considering racing in Melbourne next year.
“I won’t be going to Kona and I won’t be doing two IRONMAN races in a season. It becomes too hard to manage with the family,” Craig told ironman.com
“I am toying with the idea of doing an IRONMAN, one that I can do from home and one in which the family is not disrupted. So I am looking at Melbourne.
“That said, if I do Melbourne, I will definitely not do Kona. I won’t do two IRONMAN races in a year again because of what goes into it. I am looking forward to being home a lot more, where life is just a lot easier and where we have a good support network.”
Check out Ironman’s first of their three-part exclusive series with Craig here.