The WTC has announced that the 2015 Ironman Los Cabos in Mexico is adding a 70.3 race to take place on the same day. The addition comes after Los Cabos successfully hosted ‘a challenging but spectacular Ironman race for the past two years.’ Los Cabos, Mexico is located at the tip of the Baja California Peninsula and is a top tourist destinations in North America.
The race date has moved from mid-March to October 25 in 2015 – to a better accommodate athletes not ready for an early season race. The Ironman 70.3 course will consist of a one-lap swim in the calm, clear waters of Palmilla Bay; a single loop ride along the Transpeninsular Highway linking Cabos San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and the toll road to the airport; and finishes with a two-lap run course on the downtown streets of San Jose.
Los Cabos will have 30 qualifying age group slots for the 2016 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia while professional athletes will be competing for a total prize purse of US$50,000.
The 2015 Ironman Los Cabos will have 40 qualifying slots to the 2016 Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, HI.