Today Ironman announced the addition of Ironman 70.3 Incheon, Korea. The inaugural will take place on July 5, 2015. Last year saw the addition of Ironman 70.3 Gurye, Korea. Located close to Seoul, Incheon is among Korea’s most populated cities with 28 million residents. The event will be held at the site of the 2014 Asian Games in the eco-city of Songdo.
The 2 km swim takes place in the Central Park Lake while the three-loop bike course traverses the city of Songdo. A four-lap run course circles Songdo’s Central Park.
“We are thrilled to add our second Ironman 70.3 race in Korea after the success of last year’s Ironman 70.3 Gurye, Korea triathlon,” said Ironman Asia-Pacific CEO, Geoff Meyer. “Incheon is a spectacular city that we know our growing number of Ironman athletes and their families and friends will love.”
Ironman 70.3 Incheon Korea will offer a US$25,000 professional prize purse and 30 age-group qualifying slots for the 2015 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Zell am See-Kaprun, SalzburgerLand, Austria.
General registration for Ironman 70.3 Incheon, Korea opens today, Wednesday 18 March 2015.