The world’s largest duathlon race in the Powerman series, Powerman Asia Duathlon Championships, made it’s return to Putrajaya on Sunday, 5 March 2017!
This time, over 3,000 local and foreign participants including top global athletes, multi-sport elites and enthusiasts gathered in Putrajaya to take part in the run-bike-run race.
Powerman, the pinnacle for duathlon competition globally, is the platform for ardent runners and cyclists to progress and master both sports. The championships held in Putrajaya last March upon a two-year hiatus witnessed the tremendous growth of duathletes in the region, with a record-breaking number of 2,645 participants starting the race, breaking the Malaysia Book of Records for the ‘Largest Participation of Duathlon Championships’ in Malaysia.
Dubbed as one of the premier endurance mutli-sports race in the region, Powerman remained as one of the preferred races in the sports calendar. The Powerman Asia Duathlon Championship 2016 last March recorded more than 30 percent of foreign participation from more than 39 nationalities, with the greatest number from Singapore.
The organizer had noted that hosting major sports event brings great benefits to the city, including raising the host’s profile and increasing tourism dollars too. Primary tourism industries like the hospitality services, food and beverage will be some of the businesses that directly benefits from Powerman.