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New race: Ironman 70.3 in Uruguay


On Tuesday, Ironman announced its newest race Ironman 70.3 Punta del Este. The South American beach town is a perfect blend of cosmopolitan and coastline. The resort town race is a great option for families wishing to double the race as a vacation. There will be 30 qualifying spots up for grabs for the 2016 Ironman 70.3 World Champtionship.

Ironman says “Punta del Este’s climate, high quality roads and coastal location makes the city an ideal Ironman 70.3 race location.”

Set for November 29, 2015, the race will begin with a swim in the protected waters of Maldonado Bay. A two-loop, 90 km bike course will take athletes along the coastline towards Punta Ballena Hill. A flat, fast run follows a two-loop course around the peninsula of Punta del Este.

With gorgeous ocean views and a mix of colonial and modern architecture, competitors are sure to find extra inspiration from the course itself. The spectator-friendly course means loved ones can cheer you on a multiple points. The race finishes at the Conrad Hotel just off the beach.


from press release