This weekend, Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa hosts the 2018 Isuzu IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships. Located on the shores of Algoa Bay in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province, Nelson Mandela Bay has hosted the IRONMAN African Championships since 2015. Can’t make it all the way to South Africa? Earlier this summer, IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings Company, and Facebook announced a content partnership for live programming of the 2018 season. You can watch the action from this year’s 70.3 worlds live on IRONMAN now’s Facebook page at 1AM ET on Saturday (women’s race) and Sunday (men’s race).
Who can stop Daniela Ryf? She’s a three-time Ironman world champion, as well as a three-time 70.3 world champion. Earlier this summer, Ryf set the fastest 70.3 time by a woman at IRONMAN 70.3 Gdynia in Poland. Her finishing time of 3:57:54 was over 20 minutes ahead of second place finisher Mirinda Carfrae and just 10 minutes behind the men’s winner Tim O’Donnell.
Javier Gomez is the reigning 2017 champion and has earned the right to be called a favourite to win this year’s edition. With his pedigree at this distance and recent success at the Ironman, Gomez will be hard to beat on Sunday.
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