Langkawi athletes could take part in Kenyir Lake Triathlon -

February 28, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News highlights people using hotels in Langkawi or other areas of Malaysia next month may like to test their powers of endurance by entering the Kenyir Lake International Triathlon.

The event takes place on Sunday March 28th in the state of Terengganu, which is situated on the north-eastern side of Peninsular Malaysia.

By signing up for the triathlon, competitors commit to a 1.5 km swim, a 40 km bicycle ride and a 10 km run around the largest man-made lake in south-east Asia.

Entry is priced at 70 ringgits (£13.30) for individual athletes, or 180 ringgits per team.

The entry fee also includes the price of a commemorative event T-shirt and a special "carbo-loading dinner" on the evening before the race.

With cash prizes of 55,000 ringgits to be won, the event is sure to attract athletes from all over Malaysia, as well as further afield.

People who are interested in taking part can register for the triathlon online and the closing date for entries is Thursday March 18th.

Surrounded by jungle and containing over 340 islands, Lake Kenyir was created in 1985 when a dam was constructed on the river of the same name.

The lake is now home to more than 300 species of freshwater fish, while endangered species such as Asian elephants and Malaysian tigers live in the jungles of Kenyir.