70.3 is here!
All the training draws to a close as we experience another IRONMAN 70.3 Taupō event this weekend.
Every year, athletes flock here to enjoy the 1.9-kilometre fresh water swim in Lake Taupō, the 90-kilometre ride through our district, and the spectacular scenery along the 21.1 -kilometre run.
This year’s race sees the opportunity for the record 1800 entrants to qualify for one of 100 slots available for the World Championships in November next year, with another 25 slots also up for grabs under Women for Tri.
Don’t worry if you’ve missed the boat this time though, another 80 slots will be available during the IRONMAN 70.3 New Zealand event in March next year.
Chief executive Gareth Green was pleased to again see the event here in Taupō, with the community gearing up to support it.
“A big thanks to all of the people who come out to support the event and in particular the volunteers, he said.
“We have a huge number of volunteers every time we have an IRONMAN event and it's one of the reasons athletes keep coming back.”