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Chef Gordon Ramsay deepens the draw for Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire


After suffering an Achilles tendon tear this past summer and being forced to bow out of Kona, celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay is back in the game, challenging 100 people to join him in the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire next summer. The chef has signed up for the UK’s flattest, fastest Ironman 70.3 event.

Although the Staffordshire event on June 14, 2015 is sold out, fundraising spots are still available through Ironman UK’s charity fundraising partnership – and Ramsay has secured 100 spots for competitors to raise money for The Gordon Ramsay Foundation, which supports a number of inspirational causes.

Kevin Stewart, Managing Director of Ironma UK, said “Gordon is a fantastic competitor and it is great to have him on board. Although Staffordshire is a sell out there are still charity fund-raising places available, providing a great opportunity to be part of the race whilst raising money at the same time.”

Ramsey said, “I’m excited to be launching GR100 and thanks to Ironman UK for giving us the opportunity to race at 70.3 Staffordshire. It’s amazing for me to combine two of my passions, the Gordon Ramsay Foundation and triathlons.”

The race starts with a swim at Chasewater Country Park, followed by a one loop bike course in the picturesque Staffordshire scenery around Cannock Chase. Athletes will then finish in the stunning setting of the Shugborough Estate.

Athletes can find out more about charity partners online, or for Gordon Ramsay’s challenge by visiting: