The World Triathlon Corporation has announced the second biggest prize purse in long course triathlon will be on offer this September at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Mont-Tremblant, Que. The $250,000 US is the largest award ever offered for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship and the highest on offer after Kona.The prize has been increased by $50, 000 and will be distributed among the top 10 professional male and female finishers as they swim, bike and run through the Laurentian Mountains and around the Quebec countryside.
“The Ironman 70.3 race series has been steadily growing since its inception in 2006. Ten new Ironman 70.3 races were added to the calendar for 2014,” said Andrew Messick, CEO of Ironman. “As the sport of triathlon continues to grow globally, Ironman remains a leader in competitive prize purses – offering a total of US$1.8 million for the 2014 Ironman 70.3 qualifying race series.”
Nearly 150,000 athletes will participate in the global Ironman 70.3 Series during the 2014-2015 season, which consists of over 70 events in locations across North America and Europe and other countries such as Australia, Brazil, Malaysia and South Africa. Each age-group winner at the 2014 Ironman 70.3 World Championship will automatically qualify for the 2015 Championship.
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