Ironman is known to the world to be a popular triathlon championship due to high leveled obstacles and challenges the athletes have to go through to test their endurance level. This triathlon includes sports like swimming, running and cycling. Being the most enthralling triathlon, it starts off with an ocean swim from the scenic white-sand Pantai Kok’s beach with a two-loop triangle out & back course. A two-loop bike course takes the triathletes out of Pantai Kok onto a clockwise loop from the rolling hills of Datai and the fringes of Kuah Town. Doesn’t it sound like an awesome experience? After biking, athletes return into an air conditioned indoor switch at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Center (Beside the Langkawi International Airport). The new 2 lap run course is an amazing picturesque run beside the airport towards the finish line at the gorgeous beach of Cenang.
Flexiroam was honored to be part of this event as one of the proud sponsors. Ironman being the global event, Flexiroam was excited to be there at Langkawi to show our efforts in making roaming efficient and effective. We gave away Free International Roaming Data to all the participants to use for their travels. This provided Flexiroam with the global reach that it needed and let us open new horizons to diverse partnerships and markets.
We sent two of our very own Flexi-Ironmen; Teddy Low and Rafay Korai to attend the event! (Not for the games though, they’re not ready for that yet)
Our Flexi-Ironmen headed to Langkawi on the 9th for the exhibition that was held for the athletes prior to the race. We had a booth setup and that gave us the opportunity to let triathletes know about Flexiroam X. Being the most diverse race, there were over 1,000 athletes who came from all over the world for this triathlon.
It was quite an exuberant experience to educate people from all over the globe about Flexiroam X and the journey that Flexiroam has been through. The feedback from athletes was great as they all understood technology and was startled about knowing how far Flexiroam has gotten for changing the way people roam.
Flexiroam met the champions of past Ironman Triathlons. One of which was German triathlete Diana Riesler. She is in the top list German Triathlete at Ironman who consecutively won the last two Ironman in 2014 and 2015 and won her third consecutive Pro Champion Title this year in 2016. Diana Riesler, mentions:
Fredrik Croneborg has made Asia his sweet ground and concreted that with his first win at Ironman Malaysia in 08:39:12. After him, Thiago Vinhal from Brazil stood second with a few seconds difference at 08:39:45.
Our two Ironmen interacted with a many fellow sponsors and shared the idea of Flexiroam. We are hoping to have more partnerships like these in upcoming future with them and with a lot of different ventures.