The Ironman Triathlon Race encompasses three endurance events,an ocean swim, bike ride and marathon. Lotto Ironman Malaysia takes place on Langkawi, a popular island resort destination in Malaysia. It's tough not because of the course, which consists of a very warm swim for 3.8 km, a rolling bike for 180 km and a relatively flat run course for 42.2 km, it's tough because it can get very hot, at average around 40 degrees celcius. Participants fall in different age groups or categories including the disable group. Participant must complete the race within 17 hours to qualify for the finals which will be held in Langkawi. While i was on a short trip to Langkawi Island, i manage to take this shot of an Ironman participant, from the disable category training very hard for this 2008 event.