Ironman 70.3 Costa Rica
Race in a tropical paradise known for ecologically friendly tourism and world-class beaches. Imagine a magical place where nature surrounds you; an alluring concentration of beauty, rainforests, beaches, landscapes, microclimates and biodiversity. One of the happiest places in the globe, and the world’s capital of hummingbirds. This is Costa Rica. Consisting only 0.03% of the Earth’s mass, this small country proudly holds 5% of its flora and fauna. 25% of the country is composed of protected areas. Located in the heart of America, it is guided by two seas. The deep green of this dreamlike area entices those seeking for relaxation and adventure, and in its essence lies the preservation and care for the environment. Its commitment to sustainability is undeniable. You’ll be welcomed (and amazed) by the warmth, education and authenticity of its people; they are unique, happy and caring. Costa Rica is a Nation standing in peace through a long-standing democracy. In fact, this Central American country is one of the only two countries in the world that has not had an army since the year 1949. ¨Pura Vida¨ (pure life) is the country’s law. Locals know how to have fun, and be joyful. And so will you, when you get there. Green, happiness, solidarity, talent, innovation, quality, biodiversity, transformation… this is Essential Costa Rica. Playas del Coco is one of the most popular and traditional beaches in Costa Rica. It is located in a bay with soft waves and is very suitable for swimming and boat docking. Its grey sands extend almost a mile and a half. To the south there is the Centinela Islet where there is a cove with white sands. Playas del Coco has a wide range of recreational and sporting activities, including sport fishing, diving, boat excursions, etc. It is also ideal for hiking and horseback riding. The 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 Costa Rica offers 35 qualifying slots to the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
"Swim 2.4 Miles. Bike 112 miles. Run 26.2. Brag for the rest of your life." - John Collins, IRONMAN co-founder
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How to enter
70.3 (Half Ironman)
Swim 1.9km, Bike 90km, Run 21km
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