IRONMAN® is proud to present the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Desaru Coast. Hosted by Desaru Coast Malaysia, the Malaysia’s latest curated premium integrated destination in Johor.
The inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Desaru Coast is part of the Desaru Coast Multisport Festival presented by IRONMAN from the 17th - 19th of April 2020. Events making up the Festival weekend include IRONKIDS Desaru Coast on Friday evening, 5i50 Desaru Coast & Desaru Coast Sprint on Saturday morning and IRONMAN 70.3 Desaru Coast on Sunday.
The race will start with a 1.9 kilometre swim on the beachfront of The Westin Desaru Coast Resort. Athletes will swim one lap in a clockwise direction under a rolling start process. The swim will be a non-wetsuit swim with the water temperature hovering around 28C - 29C.
The 2 loop, undulating bike course will head out towards Desaru Coast Riverside and then turn right at Jalan Kampung Punggol to cycle straight through the Penawar Roundabout. At the Tanjung Balau roundabout, athletes will turn left into Jalan Ladang Siang through a beautiful canopy of trees before u-turning to head back towards the roundabout and left towards Sedili Kecil. From the far turnaround point at the northern end of the bike course, athletes will head back to the Tanjung Balau roundabout which will signify the lap turnaround point to start their 2nd lap. At the end of the 2nd lap, athletes will head straight (instead of turning right) through the Penawar Roundabout and turn left into Jalan Desaru to return to transition.
The mostly flat 3 loop run course will circle around the perimeter of the The Els Club Desaru Coast - Ocean Course, offering some welcome shade in places. The lap turnaround point will be located outside the transition area at the beachfront of The Westin Desaru Coast Resort, where athletes will eventually finish their IRONMAN 70.3 journey.