IRONMAN has announced it’s heading to Ireland.
The inaugural IRONMAN 70.3® Dublin triathlon will take place in August 2015 with a possible full distance iron event in 2016.
The 70.3 race will consist of a 1.2-mile swim in the Irish Sea south of Dublin City, a 56-mile bike course through the countryside and then a 13.1 run in the heart of the city with a finish in Merrion Square, one of Dublin’s most iconic locations.
Organisers hope the city, renowned for its culture, entertainment and Irish hospitality will provide the perfect offering for both athletes and their supporters.
Thomas Dieckhoff, CEO of IRONMAN Europe, Middle East and Africa said,
“We are extremely proud and excited to be expanding the IRONMAN European Tour to Ireland.
Full details of the race will be available later in the summer but given the popularity of IRONMAN events, we wanted to announce the race early, so allow athletes can include Dublin into their 2015 season.”
It’s the latest addition to Ironman’s growing race calendar and the company says participation in Europe has been on the rise.
One of more than 70 events in the global IRONMAN 70.3 Series, the IRONMAN 70.3 Dublin triathlon will have a $15,000 USD professional prize purse and will be a P-500 race. Additionally, the race will offer 30 age-group qualifying slots for the 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.
For athletes wishing to register for IRONMAN 70.3 Dublin and/or to receive additional information, please go to www.ironman.com/70.3dublin