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Ironman Announces Novel Two Day Race Format for 2015 Ironman 70.3 World Championship


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Ironman revealed a new  two-race format for the 2015 70.3 World Championship weekend in Austria, with the fourth annual Ironman 70.3 Zell am See-Kaprun to be held on Saturday August  29th, followed by the 70.3 World Championship race the next day. This will allow competitors in both events to get out and cheer each other on. Austria will be the first  Championship held outside North America. This year’s race in Zell Am See-Kaprun will offer 100 slots for the 2015 world championship.

Chief Executive Officer of Ironman, Andrew Messick  explained, “As we continue to rotate the Ironman 70.3 World Championship triathlon to locations across the globe, we are thrilled to be bringing the 2015 race into the heart of Europe.” He continued, “Zell am See-Kaprun provides a technically challenging and beautiful course that is fitting for a world championship event. With the distinctive two-race format, we expect a fan-friendly festival atmosphere that promises to be a marquee event in our 2015 Ironman 70.3 race series.”

This year’s 70.3 World Championship will take place in Mont-Tremblant, Canada on September 7th 2014, with each age-group winner automatically qualifying for next year’s finals in Austria.The overall winners of last year’s 70.3 World Championship in the US state of Nevada were Sebastian Kienle (GER) and Melissa Hauschildt (AUS).

Additionally, Ironman revealed a new bike course for this year’s Zell am See-Kaprun 70.3 race that will see athletes climb up to 1,280 metres above sea level  through the middle of the Austrian Alps.