Kuala Lumpur, 31st March 2014 – Two-time IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion and three time IRONMAN World Champion Craig Alexander headlines the men’s professional field for IRONMAN 70.3 Putrajaya on Sunday, April 13. Alexander recently announced his retirement from IRONMAN racing to focus more time to the shorter 70.3 distance and also allow more time for the father of three to spend with his family and building his coaching business.
Australian based, British born athlete, Liz Blatchford spearhead’s the women’s field. After a long and distinguished career in Olympic distance racing and just two years competing in Ironman Blatchford currently holds three IRONMAN 70.3 titles and will be keen to add a fourth. 2013 was a big year for Blatchford with her first IRONMAN win at IRONMAN Cairns, Australia. She then went on to take third place at the 2013 IRONMAN World Championship, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii and justifying her pre-race favourite status.
Other professionals lining up for Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya are:
Dimity Lee Duke