Ironman Weymouth launched
After launching new races in Sweden, Estonia, Dubai and America, Ironman have announced that they’ll be partnering with Just Racing UK to host two new Ironman events in Weymouth.
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On 11 September 2016, Weymouth will host both a full Ironman race and an Ironman 70.3 event. Both races will offer 30 qualifying spots for the 2017 Ironman and Ironman 70.3 World Championships, with a $15,000 pro prize pot on offer at the 70.3 event (there won’t be a pro race at the full event).
After hosting two editions of Challenge Weymouth (pictured), Just Racing will continue to organise the race logistics for the next three years.
Both events will commence with a (1.9km/3.8km) swim on Weymouth’s famed seafront before heading off into the Dorset countryside and Jurassic Coast on the 90km/180km bike legs, and concluding with a 21.km/42.2km run on Weymouth’s promenade.
Unusually for Ironman, both Ironman and 70.3 races will take place on the same day, with the date throwing up the possibility of athletes – with superior recovery skills – being able to race both an event in Weymouth and Ironman Wales a week later in Tenby.The Weymouth race details are: