Update: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the organiser has announced that the competition has been cancelled.Â Â
The Ironman competition is one of the most challenging endurance races in the world. Now, fitness enthusiasts who are looking to take part in the iconic competition need not travel far as it is coming to the shores of Desaru Coast come April 19.
Comprising of a 1.9km swim in the clear sea waters, a 90km bike ride along the coast and a 21.1km run around the perimeter of The Els Club Golf Course, the competition will definitely offer a challenge to triathletes.
Hosted at One&Only Desaru Coast, the resort has launched a curated wellness programme for guests that are looking to take part in the competition.
From April 17-19, racegoers that book the Ironman programme at One&Only Desaru Coast will be able to start race day with a healthy breakfast, specially tailored to cater to specific nutrition plans, and supplies of house-made protein bars and electrolyte water for energy and hydration.
They will also be able to take advantage of bespoke physical activities and culinary options to complement and elevate their individual training plans.
Meanwhile, family and friends supporting the participants can cheer athletes on from the One&Only Pit Stop throughout the day. There will be seating areas to enjoy the event from as well as refreshing drinks and music sets by the resident DJ.
Apart from the competition itself, the weekend will also see the launch of One&Only Desaru Coastâ€™s inaugural Bonfire Legends sessions, a series of intimate, quarterly events that will bring together the biggest names in every industry from health to sustainability, to inspire and ignite conversation around a variety of topics.
A convivial evening set around a bonfire alongside canapes and drinks, the interactive discussion on 17 April will be hosted by Malaysian Ironman triathlete Ng Seow Kong and sports psychologist Dr. Jay-Lee Nair who will facilitate a lively discourse on competitive training and how athletes can optimise their regime for a healthy mind and body.
To celebrate the inaugural race with the community and their supporters, Ember Beach Club will be hosting the biggest pre-event party on the coast, featuring dynamic DJs, live entertainment and a delicious menu of expertly grilled prime meats and fresh seafood with Asian flavours prepared by acclaimed Chef Andrew Walsh.
Taking place from 2pm to 6pm on April 18, the prerace party will include a dedicated carbohydrateâ€“loaded set menu and special non-alcoholic beverage to energise race goers alongside the beats of the live DJ set. Whilst open to the public, One&Only Desaru Coast guests will be given priority reservations for a table or cabana.
The world-class fitness facilities at One&Only Desaru Coast are a haven for athletes, providing a diverse array of options; from the indoor and outdoor gym featuring top-of-the-line Technogym equipment, to the Pilates studio for alignment-based training, and personal trainers poised to devise a bespoke workout on the beach or provide a lesson in the ancient
Malaysian martial art of Silat Melayu.
To restore and recover post-race or training, guests can choose from a selection of bespoke treatments available at the resortâ€™s Chenot Spa. The sanctuary-like spa is home to 10 private consultation rooms with adjourning forest-facing treatment rooms, a relaxation pavilion, hot-and-cold pools, steam and sauna facilities and a professional hair salon.
The Ironman Desaru Coast offer is available from April 17 â€“ 19 starting from MYR 7,000 per suite for two nights and includes a daily healthy tailored breakfast, exclusive Ironman welcome amenities, specialist snacks including protein bars and electrolyte water, resort credit of MYR 500 per suite per night and an invitation to Bonfire Legends evening hosted by a panel of esteemed speakers (terms and conditions apply).
One&Only Desaru Coast will begin welcoming guests on 23 March 2020. For more information on the resort, please visit: oneandonlydesarucoast.com