For those who prefer to experience their sports holiday locally, Malaysia hosts several adventure races. Travel to different parts of the country to participate or watch these events.

1. Ironman Langkawi

Held on November 17 this year in Langkawi, Kedah, participants get to swim, cycle, and run along the pristine coast and countryside of Langkawi, Kedah. For more information on this annual event, stay tuned to:

2. Powerman Asia Duathlon Championships Putrajaya

The Powerman is an annual run-bike-run race along beautifully-landscaped streets with amazing architecture in the Putrajaya federal administrative centre of Malaysia. For more information on future events, keep in touch with:

3. 113 Triathlon Malaysia

The 113 comprises swimming, cycling, and running through the amazing landscapes of Malaysia. The 113 Triathlon Malaysia is held in Desaru, Johor, on May 5; while the 113 OD (Olympic Distance) Triathlon is held in Melaka on April 15. For more information, visit:

4. Spartan Race, Semenyih, Selangor

The Spartan Race offers three types of obstacle course races with different levels of difficulty: Sprint, Super, and Beast. Each course is a different distance with a different number of obstacles to test both your physical and mental endurance and perseverance. The next one is the Sprint in Semenyih, Selangor. For more information, check out: