New Sanctioning Fee for 2020

Malaysia Triathlon having received feedback from event organisers with regards to sanction fee and to encourage the development of triathlon and multi-sports, is pleased to announce the following revised sanction fees to take effect from 1 January 2020:

Sanction fee includes a site visit by the Technical Delegate subject to reimbursement of travelling costs calculated in accordance with para 4.2.4 (c) of the Malaysia Triathlon Sanction Policy (MTSP) and if the visit is to Zone 2, 3 or 4, one nights accommodation at a minimum 3 star hotel should be provided at the cost of the Event Organiser.

For ease of calculation, travelling costs of technical officials, events are now categorised in accordance with Zones as follows:

  • Zone 1 (Klang Valley including Putrajaya): RM30 per return trip (*per day of duty)
  • Zone 2 (Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Perak): RM140 per return trip,
  • Zone 3 (Kelantan, Trengganu, Penang, Johor, Kedah, Perlis): RM300 perreturn trip
  • Zone 4 (East Malaysia): as per cost of an economy flight ticket.

Please note that the revised sanction fee does not include the Technical Delegate and Assistant Technical Delegate fees and technical officials allowances and accommodations (where applicable), which are payable in accordance with para 4.2.4 of the MTSP.

We are in the process of amending the MTSP to reflect the changes in the sanction fee and travelling costs and we will upload the amended MTSP to our website soon. Please refer to the amended MTSP for further details.


CELSIUS® Fitness Drink announces partnership with Malaysia Triathlon

[Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 20 Jan 2020] – Celsius Asia Holdings Limited, manufacturer of leading global fitness drinks CELSIUS®, announces partnership with Persatuan Triathlon Malaysia (Baru), also known as Malaysia Triathlon. This strategic move fulfills a major marketing initiative for CELSIUS®, whose slogan and targeted demographics’ goal is to #LiveFit. CELSIUS® is pioneering a new segment of “fitness drinks”, a designation representing the brand’s functional attributes where CELSIUS® drinks contain a proprietary blend of Green Tea Extracts, Guarana Seeds, Taurine and Ginger Extracts to provide healthy energy when combined with exercise.

These unique qualities will make this partnership a success, and achieve CELSIUS® goal of increasing brand awareness by tapping into a growing fan base with Triathlon events in Malaysia. CELSIUS® brings about positive effects to the body (improving physical performance) and the mind (enhancing concentration and alertness). Our products are here to make every workout more efficient, and to be a partner for people pursuing an active lifestyle to #LiveFit and #LiveHealthy, all while having fun.

Triathlon has gained interest at all levels of the multiracial community in Malaysia, and is primarily participated by young, working adults with an active lifestyle. Undoubtedly, triathlon is a serious sport that requires perseverance, dedication and discipline. A systematic and thorough training regime is a must for every triathlon participant. This is where CELSIUS® comes in to provide our proven fitness drinks to athletes for their triathlon training regimes.

CELSIUS® has no artificial preservatives, aspartame or high fructose corn syrup and is very low in sodium. We use good-for-you ingredients and supplements such as green tea (EGCG), guarana seeds, ginger, calcium, B vitamins and vitamin C.

Malaysia Triathlon will have the choice of sampling CELSIUS® in two flavors: Sparkling Orange (carbonated) and Peach Mango Green Tea (non-carbonated) – both of which are sugar-free.

Visit the CELSIUS® brand website to know more about the product.


2020 Sanctioned Event

19 Jan

113 Aquathlon Melaka 2020




29 Feb

Port Dickson Triathlon 2020



Conditional Sanctioning

22 Mar

Encore Melaka Aquathlon 2020



Conditional Sanctioning

28 June

KM75 Duathlon 2020



Conditional Sanctioning


Malaysia Triathlon Sanctioning Policy

As a sanctioning body, Malaysia Triatlon’s role is to provide the technical advice based on established Malaysia Triathlon and relevant International Triathlon Union (“ITU”) standards and required information for Event Organisers to host a high-quality event, as well to monitor all necessary aspects in providing a fair and safe race for participants, right until the last finisher crosses the line.

Event Organisers are therefore required to complete the Event Sanction Application Form and adhere strictly to the Malaysia Triathlon Sanctioning Policy (“Policy”) before holding any multisport events. 

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Selection Policy for Triathlon & Duathlon for 2019 SEA Games Philippines 2019

Selection Policy for Triathlon & Duathlon for 2019 SEA Games Philippines 2019

1. Introduction

1.1     The 30th SEA Games will be held in the Philippines 30November to 10 December 2019.

1.2     Tentative Schedule for Triathlon:

    TBD – Course Familiarization

    TBD – Race Briefing

    TBD – Opening Ceremony

    1 Dec 2019 – Individual Women (Triathlon)

    1 Dec 2019 – Individual Men (Triathlon)

    2 Dec 2019 – Mixed Team Relay (Triathlon)

    4 Dec 2019 – Individual Women (Duathlon)

    4 Dec 2019 – Individual Men (Duathlon)

    5 Dec 2019 – Mixed Team Relay (Duathlon)

1.3     The races will be as follows –

  • Triathlon (Individual) – in Olympic distance format (1.5km Swim, 40km Bike, 10km Run)
  • Duathlon (Individual) – in standard distance format (10km Run, 40km Bike, 5km Run)
  • Triathlon (Mixed Relay) a super sprint distance (300m Swim, 6.6km Bike, 1km Run per athlete) in a team of 2 males and 2 females
  • Duathlon (Mixed Relay) (2km Run, 8km Bike, 1km Run per athlete) in a team of 2 males and 2 females.

1.4     The maximum quota including reserves allocated by the Olympic Council Malaysia (OCM) is:

3 Men and 3 Women for Triathlon Individual

3 Men and 3 Women for Triathlon Mixed Relay

3 Men and 3 Women for Duathlon Individual

3 Men and 3 Women for Duathlon Mixed Relay

It should be noted that quota allowed does not represent the actual number of athletes OCM will select for each event and is subject further by the number of athletes each country may send as determined by the SEA Games Organising Committee.

2. Qualifying time based on previous SEA Games Triathlon & Duathlon results

2.1       2005 SEA Games Triathlon results (Philippines)

    Men’s Triathlon

Name Country Swim Bike Run Total
Cheng Jing Hean SIN 18:33 1:02:02 38:04 1:58:41
Loh Yeong Shang MAS 20:33 1:04:47 36:51 2:02:12
Arland Macasieb PHI 20:43 1:04:26 39:20 2:04:30

    Women’s Triathlon

Name Country Swim Bike Run Total
Kimberly Yap MAS 19:04 1:10:36 44:58 2:14:39
Alessandra Araullo PHI 22:40 1:09:35 43:43 2:15:59
Ng Xinyi Alisa SIN 22:44 1:15:34 43:38 2:21:57

2.2       2007 SEA Games Triathlon results (Thailand)

    Men’s Triathlon

Name Country Swim Bike Run Total
Mok Ying Ren SIN 21:00 1:06:09 37:59 2:05:08
George Vilog PHI 23:13 1:02:57 39:22 2:05:32
Arland Macasieb PHI 23:13 1:02:57 41:30 2:07:40

            Women’s Triathlon

Name Country Swim Bike Run Total
Kimbeley Yap MAS 19:44 1:07:26 45:04 2:12:14
Alessandra Araullo PHI 22:30 1:07:07 43:58 2:13:35
Maria Lucas PHI 22:21 1:07:05 44:30 2:13:56

2.3       2007 SEA Games Duathlon results (Thailand)

Men’s Duathlon

Name Country Run Bike Run Total
Ryan Mendoza PHI 34:47 1:02:33 21:58 1:59:19
Amnat Srichat THA 35:15 1:08:46 19:12 2:03:14
August Benedicto PHI 37:18 1:06:41 19:16 2:03:16

Women’s Duathlon

Name Country Run Bike Run Total
Saifon Piawong THA THA 38:57 1:13:08 22:14 2:14:19
Sontiya Saiwaeo THA 43:10 1:15:42 24:48 2:23:40
Analiza Dysangco PHI 43:16 1:17:41 24:15 2:25:12

2.4    2014 Phuket Asian Beach Games (Thailand)

             Triathlon Mixed Relay

Placing Country Total time 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg 4th leg
7th PHI 1:44:38 0:27:23 0:24:13 0:28:32 0:24:30
8th SIN 1:45:49 0:28:16 0:24:05 0:28:11 0:25:17
10th THA 1:51:06 0:29:32 0:26:24 0:27:37 0:26:33

            Duathlon Mixed Relay

Placing Country Total time 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg 4th leg
4th THA 1:36:17 0:28:32 0:22:59 0:24:41 0:20:38
6th MAS 1:41:12 0:28:11 0:23:41 0:27:43 0:21:37
7th SIN 1:43:38 0:26:10 0:27:25 0:26:33 0:23:30

2.5    2015 SEA Games Triathlon results (Singapore)

    Men’s Triathlon

Name Country Swim Bike Run Total
Nikko Bryan Huelgas PHI 20:27 1:04:32 38:43 2:04:32
Rikigoro Shinozuka MAS 20:50 1:04:10 39:47 2:05:35
Chuan Rong Loo SIN 19:22 1:05:37 41:07 2:07:01

    Women’s Triathlon

Name Country Swim Bike Run Total
Ma. Clair Adorna Huelgas PHI 18:45 1:05:14 48:05 2:13:08
Marion Kim PHI 20:19 1:07:35 45:36 2:14:26
Sanruthai Arunsiri THA 18:57 1:11:01 51:12 2:22:08

2.6       2017 SEA Games Triathlon results (Malaysia)

Men’s Triathlon

Name Country Swim Bike Run Total
Nikko Heulgas PHI 20:57 1:00:43 37:51 1:59:30
John Chicano PHI 21:49 1:02:07 37:34 2:01:27
Clement Chow SIN 20:54 1:00:54 41:37 2:03:24

Women’s Triathlon

Name Country Swim Bike Run Total
Marion Kim PHI 21:10 1:07:45 42:20 2:11:14
Ma. Clair Adorna PHI 21:09 1:07:54 49:56 2:18:58
Irene Chong MAS 22:06 1:12:50 50:49 2:25:44

2.7       Based on the results of the previous SEA Games, Malaysia Triathlon has set the qualifying times for the individual Triathlon and Duathlon races to be at least the past 3rd ranking athletes’ average timing as follows –

Triathlon Qualifying Times – 2hr 04mins (Men), 2hr 26mins (Women)

Duathlon Qualifying Times – 2hr 04mins (Men), 2hr 26mins (Women)

2.8       For the Mixed Relay, in view of this format only being introduced at the 30th SEA Games,   the qualifying times cannot be established by previous races and accordingly, based on  results of South East Asian athletes’ performances in ASTC/ITU mixed relay races , Malaysia Triathlon has benchmarked an athlete participating  in a mixed relay race as follows –

Triathlon Mixed Relay Qualifying Times – 26 minutes (Men), 28 minutes (Women)

Duathlon Mixed Relay Qualifying Times – 24 minutes (Men), 26 minutes (Women)

3. Objectives

3.1     This policy details the process and criteria for nominating athletes as the National Team for Triathlon/Duathlon at the 30th SEA Games in the Philippines.

3.2     This policy may be amended at any time if Malaysia Triathlon is of the opinion that such an amendment is necessary for any of the following reasons:

    a)         as a result of any change in ITU eligibility criteria or rules;

          b)         as a result of any change in the rules governing a particular race/event;

          c)         to clarify any ambiguity or otherwise give effect to the intended meaning       

                      of the Policy;

          d)         under advice from the Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM).

Malaysia Triathlon shall not be responsible or liable in any way to anyone as a result of any such amendment.

3.3     Malaysia Triathlon will publish this policy on its website at http://www.malaysiatriathlon.org, on social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram as soon as it is practicable to do so and will use reasonable efforts to notify athletes and their coaches of the platforms used. The athletes and coaches are responsible for ensuring that they are fully aware of and understand the policy and its content, as well as any changes made to the policy should they occur.

4. Nomination Panel and Process

4.1     The Nomination Panel shall be made up of the following personnel:

  1. Chairman: Secretary General, Malaysia Triathlon
  2. Member: OCM Official (to be appointed).
  3. Member: MSN Official (to be appointed).

    The selected panelists shall have relevant experience that renders them qualified for the position.

4.2      Athletes wishing to be considered for nomination to the OCM’s 2019 SEA Games Selection Committee MUST register and complete the respective national selection races (National Trials).   An athlete who does not race in a National Trial or does not complete the race will NOT be considered for selection by the Nomination Panel irrespective of timing obtained in similar races in Malaysia or overseas.          

4.3     The Nomination Panel shall review the conclusion of the National Trials for Triathlon, Duathlon and Mixed Relay to consider eligible athletes (for eligibility, please refer to section 6 below) and having met the respective qualifying times for nomination to OCM’s 2019 SEA Games Selection Committee.

4.4     Malaysia Triathlon shall submit all nominations to OCM by the deadline as stipulated by OCM. At present OCM has indicated that nominations must be submitted by 31st July 2019 (subject to confirmation from OCM).

4.5     Malaysia Triathlon further reserves the right not to nominate the maximum number of athletes allowed for Triathlon, Duathlon and/or Mixed Relay for Triathlon and/or Duathlon, if it is of the opinion that there is insufficient eligible athletes to be nominated in particular but not limited to lack of athletes meeting the qualifying times.

4.6     In the event that no eligible athletes made the selection criteria i.e. did not meet the respective qualifying times as stated in this policy, the Nomination Panel reserves the rights not to nominate any athletes to OCM’s Selection Committee.

4.7     An Appeal process is available for any athlete who is dissatisfied with the decision of the Nomination Panel (Please refer to Appendix A).

4.8     Final decision for athletes’ participation at the 30th SEA Games will be at the sole discretion of OCM’s Selection Committee and as such may or may not reflect the list of athletes submitted by the Nomination Panel for OCM’s Selection Committee’s consideration.

5. National Trials

5.1     National Trial – Individual

a) Triathlon – 14 July 2019, The Everly Putrajaya Trifactor International Triathlon 2019.

          b) Duathlon – 23 July 2019, Sepang International Circuit.

5.2      National Trial – Mixed Relay Team

a) Triathlon Mixed Relay Team – 13 July 2019, The Everly Putrajaya Trifactor International Triathlon 2019.

          b) Duathlon Mixed Relay Team – 22 July 2019, Sepang International Circuit.

          Eligible athletes will qualify for selection by the Nomination Panel by their performance timings in the above National Trials.

5.3    Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women in each category of the National Trials shall be nominated as the National Team. If they are unable them to participate during race day, the next best athlete will be nominated.

6. Athletes’ Eligibility and Responsibilities

6.1     Athlete Eligibility

In order for an athlete to be considered for nomination in the manner stated under this policy, the athlete MUST:

  1. be a citizen of Malaysia (dual citizenship must be declared);
  2. be 18 years old or older Triathlon and Duathlon events;
  3. be 16 years old or older for Triathlon and Duathlon Mixed Relay Team events;
  4. be in good standing with Malaysia Triathlon, OCM, ASTC and ITU;
  5. comply with all ITU requirements.

6.2     Code of Conduct:

            Selected athletes to represent Malaysia at the 30th SEA Games must adhere to a strict code of conduct as follow –

  1. Athletes must possess good training discipline and integrity.
  2. Athletes must be humble, well disciplined, respectful and courteous.
  3. Athletes, being ambassadors for the country, must be able to carry themselves well, and respect officials, personnel and properties of the host country and must not behave in such a manner that would bring embarrassment to themselves or their country.
  4. Athletes shall also refrain from disparaging Malaysia Triathlon, OCM, MSN or any other relevant regulatory sports and their respective officials on social media platforms.

Failure to adhere to the code of conduct may result in immediate disqualification from the National Team.

6.3      The athletes chosen to represent Malaysia are obligated to immediately inform Malaysia Triathlon of any illness or injury that could reasonably impact on the athlete’s ability to perform at the level expected of the athlete at the 30th SEA Games, and more importantly, the impact on the overall health and well-being of the athlete.

6.4     Selected athletes by the OCM would be considered as Category B athletes and accordingly would be required to fund their own travel and living costs to the 30th SEA Games which would be reimbursable by MSN in event of achieving a medal during the SEA Games.

6.5     Malaysia Triathlon on best endeavor basis shall try to secure funding to send the selected athletes to the 30th SEA Games. In the event that no funding is available, the selected athletes may proceed to secure their own funding, which would be refundable by MSN if a medal is achieved.

6.6     Selected athletes are required to adhere and strictly comply with the sponsorship requirements by Malaysia Triathlon.

6.7     Selected athletes are required to sign an Athletes Agreement with Malaysia Triathlon, which would include the terms and conditions stated in this policy.

Appendix A: Appeal Process

Right of Appeal

An eligible athlete, who fails to be nominated to OCM pursuant to the process and criteria set up in this policy, may appeal against his/her omission from the nomination.

The sole grounds of appeal are that:

a)     The athlete’s omission was as a result of a failure by Malaysia Triathlon to properly apply the selection criteria set out in this policy.

b)     The athlete’s omission was as a result of a failure by Malaysia Triathlon to adhere to the requirement guidelines set out in this policy.

Notice of Appeal

Any eligible athlete wishing to appeal must fill up the notice of appeal form and submit via email to Malaysia Triathlon (info@malaysiatriathlon.org) within 24 hours following announcement of the nomination. Please put “NOTICE OF APPEAL” as subject of email.

The notice of appeal must be accompanied by a summary of arguments and supporting documents/evidences that the athlete wishes to be considered in support of the appeal.

Appeal Panel

The hearing of the appeal will be done by the Appeal Panel, which will be comprised of members different from the Nomination Panel, as follows:

a)  Chairman: President, Malaysia Triathlon.

b)  Member: OCM Official (to be appointed)

c)  Member: MSN Official (to be appointed)

Functions of the Appeal Panel

The panel has no power of selection or re-selection. Their role is to review the matters set out in the appeal and may refer the matter back to Malaysia Triathlon for re-nomination.

Hearing of the Appeal

The appellant will be advised on a date for the hearing as soon as necessary.

  1. The hearing will be conducted with as little formality and technicality.
  2. The hearing must observe the principles of natural justice.
  3. The parties to an appeal may be represented at a hearing but not by an advocate and solicitor or a legally trained person.

Results of hearing

The decision of the Appeal Panel shall be recommended to the Nomination Panel for consideration.

The nomination decision under the direction of the Appeal Panel shall be final and binding, and no further appeal shall be available to the appellant in respect of that selection.

Malaysia Triathlon COVID19 Guildelines and Standard Operating Procedures for Event Organizers

In the management of the COVID-19 pandemic and deriving Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for various sectors in the country, the National Security Council (NSC) has categorized Triathlon as an individual sport (non-contact) in the sector of sports and recreation.

The aim of this document is to highlight the guidelines outlining the health and safety measures to be taken by those involved in Triathlon in adapting to the new normal to curb the spread of COVID-19 as well as to serve as a guide to Event Organizers (EO) who plan to organize Triathlon races during these period.

Click here to view the MT COVID19 SOP for Events Organizers.

In line with the above, please see below the related documents that are required to be reviewed alongside the MT COVID19 SOP for Event Organizers document.

Click here to view the World Triathlon COVID19 Guidelines for Event Organizers.

Malaysia Triathlon Competition Rules (MTCR)

MTCR is a web-based document that acts as the official (authorised) reference document and is maintained based on authorised amendments in accordance with recommendations by the Rules Committee and accepted by the Malaysia Triathlon Executive Members.

To download the rule book, kindly click here.

14 August 2019 | National Athlete’s Meeting

24 August 2019. Malaysia Triathlon Association (MTA) held a National Athlete’s Meeting at MSN Bukit Jalil to cover in length the upcoming SEA Games 2019 in the Philippines. ⁣We once again congratulate all our National Athletes! The Games have already begun! You have our support always. Train well, Champs! ⁣

Malaysia Triathlon Association Triathlon Coaches Course 2019


Day 1

24 coaches from all around Malaysia converged at the EduCity Sports Complex Johor. They were welcomed by the Malaysia Triathlon Association Coach Ungku Azhar and Singapore MTA Course Facilitator Eugene Lee.

Participants immediately went down to business, beginning their 3 day intensive coaching certification program with basic coaching philosophies. From understanding the coaching process to long term talent development.

Day 1 ended with more swim, bike and run theories. Participants were sent home with their take home assignment of coming up with a simple training plan for their practical assessments.


Day 2

Early morning day 2. Participants walked through the importance and methods to improve athlete’s performance. A short session on training theories and they were ushered to the pool for their first practical – the swim practical assessment!

Broken into 4 groups, each group are required to coach their fellow team mates through a series of swim drills. Coaches are required to provide peer to peer feedback. Feedback are kept constructive. What can be observed is how each coach’s ability to present, elicit feedback and actively engage their learners have all improved with each subsequent session.

After the swim practical, teams return to the class for more theories before being given their final assignments to be carried out on their final day.


Day 3

Bikes and running shoes lined up in front of the sports complex early this day. Day 3 starts immediately with the bike practical assessment. Back in their teams, coaches further honed their coaching skills. This time, involving crowd control as learners are exposed to the external elements. Safety has always been emphasized in each of these coaching sessions.

After the bike session, teams return to the classroom to prepare for their written assessment. This comes in the form of session planning and course reviews. After that coaches engage in an active class discussion.

In the afternoon, coaches prepare for their final practical session – the running practical! By this time, coaches have practiced enough that everything felt almost second nature. The sessions went on quite seamlessly! A marked improvement from the first session, which all coaches could notably feel.


Coaches definitely ended the 3 day intensive coaching program on a high. More confident in their ability to convey their desired message, which means they are more able to create and add value to their athletes. Aside from delivery, coaches leave with a deeper understanding of the sport and great appreciation of their role as a coach.

After all is said and done, this inaugural Coaching Certification is a huge success. As Eugene Lee, the MTA Facilitator from Singapore says “This inaugural coaches’ course will pave the way forward for triathlon in Malaysia. Opening new pathways for the nation through talent development and best practices.” He adds, “I am expecting to see exponential growth of the sport as a whole in the near future.”


Event Organisers’ Manual

This Event Organisers’ Manual is created for the purpose of assisting Event Organisers as reference to comply with the requirements of Persatuan Triathlon Malaysia (Baru) or Malaysia Triathlon, the National Federation and governing body for the sport of Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquathlon or other related multisports, for sanctioning of such events in Malaysia.

This Manual is to be read together with International Triathlon Union (“ITU”)’s Event Organiser Manual (particularly for ASTC and ITU events) and ITU Competition Rules adapted to local context and founded on the principles of safety, fairness and professionalism.

Accordingly, with this Manual, Malaysia Triathlon hopes to elevate the conduct of Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquathlon or other related multisport races in Malaysia to a level that is comparable to international standards, providing the platform to develop world class athletes from Malaysia.

Download the document here