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Announcing Ironman 70.3 Ohio

20131009-ImagesOfOWU_03Ironman has announced the addition of the Ironman 70.3 Ohio, which will take place on August 21, 2016, in the scenic and historic city of Delaware, just north of the capital city of Columbus.

”Ironman 70.3 Ohio is sure to provide unforgettable race experiences for our athletes and we are proud to be able to offer a new race in this central location,” said Steve Meckfessel, Managing Director of Global Race Operations for Ironman.

The course  begins with a single-loop, 1.9 km swim in the calm waters of Delaware Lake. Athletes will then embark on a flat and fast 90 km bike course that includes a few technical sections along the way. The course will wind through Delaware, Marion and Morrow counties before returning to Transition 2, located at Ohio Wesleyan University’s Selby Stadium.

Athletes will finish with a double-loop, 21.1 km run course with gently rolling hills. The course offers scenic country views and a finish in front of Selby Stadium.

Centrally located in Ohio, Delaware is located less than 50 km north of the capital city of Columbus. With its rich history and traditional downtown, the city of Delaware offers both historic sites along with modern accommodation.

The Ironman 70.3 Ohio triathlon will offer age-group qualifying slots for the 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championship, recently announced to be taking place in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

General registration for Ironman 70.3 Ohio will open on October 27,  2015.



from press release