Today, Ironman has announced that the city of St. George, Utah has been selected to host the 2021 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. This is the first time the world championships have been hosted in North America since 2017.
In addition, a full-distance Ironman is coming to St. George in 2020. Ironman St. George is the kick-off city for a new, rotating Ironman race. This race will rotate between a series of cities across North America. The 2020 and 2023 Ironman St. George events will be designated as North American Championships. The other host communities in the rotation for 2021 and 2022, will be announced at a later date.
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Excited for saturday‘s race at #IM703StG, but also excited that they will not only host @ironmantri #im703wc in 2021, but also IM distance North American Championships in 2020. #bigringalltheway #hepsportsteam #noshortscuts #oneobsession #orcatriathlon #rideschwalbe #zippspeed #triathlon #ironman #stgeorgeutah
Qualification for the 2021 Ironman 70.3 World Championship will begin in July 2020. Each age-group winner at the 2020 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Taupõ, New Zealand will automatically qualify for the 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.
General registration for the 2020 Ironman St. George will open on Tuesday, May 21. The event will offer 75 age-group slots to the 2020 Ironman World Championship.