Following the tragedy that occurred in Port Dickson a few months ago, the organisers Carbon Sports together with sponsors UEM Sunrise left no stone upturned in order to Ensure the safety of the participants of the event which is in its third year .
“ We had to go through a tedious process of seeking approval from the relevant government agencies but that was understandable as they wanted everything to be catered for. Especially the safety aspects in regards to the event,” said tKeld Kristiansen.he Executive Chairman of Carbon Sports
“ In this respect we have deployed
Kayak – 31 (Lead, Stationary & Moving), Bomba and Marine Police – 8 Divers, Marine Police – 6 Boats, 2 Jetskis
“ We have also got good cooperation from the police with regards to the safety during the running and cycling stages. A total of 40 Marshall’s excluding Rela personnel will be on guard at strategic points.”
Iskandar Puteri, Johor will once again play host to triathletes from all over the world in the Challenge Iskandar Puteri which is the fastest growing race in the global Challenge series of full and half triathlon races.
We are proud to continue as the Host and Sponsor of this amazing event, the Challenge Iskandar Puteri. UEM Sunrise is committed to promote Iskandar Puteri as a major hub for active and creative lifestyle activities in sports, entertainment and leisure events.
“The Challenge Iskandar Puteri is an excellent event to showcase the image and brand of Iskandar Puteri and the various property developments within it”, said Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer for UEM Sunrise Berhad.
The Challenge Family is the fastest growing global triathlon series, with 41 full and half distance races held at spectacular courses at iconic destinations in 21 countries across 5 continents. The series attracts some of the best athletes to its race events worldwide.
The mission statement of the Organisers is to focus on participants’ expectations and experience when they join the Challenge Iskandar Puteri so that they bring home not just a trophy or medal but also great memories of Johor and Malaysia.
Challenge Iskandar Puteri aims to be the number one triathlon event in Malaysia as well as in Asia and to this end, promotions are jointly planned with Challenge Taiwan to reach out to triathletes in China.
We are most pleased once again to work together with our host and sponsor, UEM Sunrise Berhad and grateful for the tremendous support from the Johor state government and its various agencies, Tourism Johor, Sunflower Holidays, Themed Attractions, Resorts and Hotels (TAR&H), Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB),” added Keld Kristiansen.
Apart from growing the participants and crew base, Challenge Iskandar Puteri continues to have a great field of pro athletes attending this Challenge, and this year will see the presence of pros like Luke McKenzie and his wife, Beth McKenzie, Anna Eberhardt, Matt Burton, Michael Fox, John Chicano and Kieran Roche.
“ We are pleased to welcome The CEO of Challenge Roth, Felix Walchshöfer, ti the Challenge Iskandar Puteri this year. Challenge Roth is the world’s biggest long-distance triathlon event!” said Keld who is also the Race Director, Challenge Iskandar Puteri.