Just under 300 participants turned up to race the 3km run - 13.8km bike - 3km run event, in 5 individual categories (Men's Uni, Women's Uni, Men's Open, Women's Open and Media) and 2 Relay team categories (Men's Relay and Mixed Relay).
The race started at 9.00am sharp with the favorites in the race sprinting on the first run. The lead pack on the way back into the transition area saw 2012 overall University champion Lim Shimri, as well as 2012 Men's open champion Rikigoro Shinozuka and top duathlete Shahrom Abdullah along with a few other hopefuls. The same pack was seen in the 3 lap bike course as well, as the top athletes kept each other in sight, not wanting to lose their standing in the race. The final decider as always was in the last run when Shahrom Abdullah (Men's Open) upped the pace to come into the finish line in 46 minutes, 41 seconds. Lim Shimri (Men's University) was just under a minute after Shahrom finishing 47 minutes, 35 seconds.
A big thank you to main sponsor Malakoff Corporation Berhad, Host University - UPNM, Official Magazine & Photographer - Cycling Malaysia as well as co-sponsors - Mizuno, Athlete's Circle and Explorer for supporting the race and making it a success.