70.3 Triathlon is a half Ironman also known as a middle distance triathlon.
The 70.3 distance is 1.2 mile swim (1.9km) 56 mile cycle (90km) and half marathon 13.1 miles (21.1km).
This is a stepping stone event from an Olympic distance triathlon to half the ironman distance to prepare people for the 140.6 miles (226.27km) Ironman (2.4 mile swim 112 mile cycle 26.2 mile marathon)
About the 70.3 half Ironman Triathlon
Ironman World Championship 70.3
1.2 mi. swim • 56 mi. bike • 13.1 mi. run = 70.3 miles
Location of world championships
Lake Las Vegas, Nev. • September 11, 2011
The 70.3 World Series first started in 2006.
In 2011 over 60,000 competitors will compete in an official 70.3 distance around the globe in the international 70.3 World Series.
From Australia China Germany Italy South Africa United Kingdom
The event was originally held in Clearwater Florida and has now moved in 2011 to Lake Las Vegas in Henderson Nevada.
1,800 competitors who place high in their age group will qualify to compete in the 70.3 world championship triathlon.
The event is minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip.
1.2 mile swim in Lake Las Vegas starting at Las Vegas Resort
56 miles through Lake Mead National Recreation on tough hills with several very steep climbs.
Henderson’s scenic residential area overlooking the Las Vegas strip.
Age of competitors will be from 18 to over 70 all compete in 5 year age bands.
Age group winners will automatically qualify for the 70.3 in 2012.
Prize money of $100,000 for the top male and female professionals.
Over 2,500 from the local community friends and family will help during race week.
Frank Lowery Ironman World Championship 70.3
World Triathlon Corporation
2701 North Rocky Point Drive
Tampa, FL 33607
Race Listing: Ironman70.3
Please check the race's official website for information regarding the course, registration, and travel.
List of 70.3 events world wide below
Austin Texas, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Busselton Western Australia, California, Canada, Canberra Australia, Cancun Mexico, Colombo Sri Lanka, Colorado, Galveston Island Texas, Galway Ireland, Germany, Hawaii, Indiana, Georgia USA, Idaho USA, Japan, Lawrence Kansa USA, Las Vegas USA, Mallorca Spain, Maryland USA, Michigan, Miami USA, Missouri USA, Muskoka Canada, New Hampshire USA, New Orleans USA, New York USA, Oceanside California, orlando Florida, Panama City USA, Pescara Italy, Pennsylvania USA, Philippines, Pucon Chilie, Puerto Rico, Provence France, Phuket Thailand, Rhode Island, Singapore, Steelhead USA, South Korea, Taiwan, Texas, St Croix US Virgin Islands, Timberland, United Kingdom, Victoria Australia, Washington, Wisconsin USA Zurich Switzerland,
Check each individual official web site for course registration travel and last minute changes
This web site is not responsible for changes made to the above web sites
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