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Punta del Este welcomes the world to one of South Americas newest IRONMAN events, the IRONMAN 70.3 Punta del Este, Uruguay.
Punta del Este, the most exclusive sea side resort in South America will receive for third year in a row the participants of IRONMAN 70.3 and has been recently voted as one of the best cities to host a triathlon.
With no doubts Punta del Este has proven to meet wonderful characteristics to practice the sport, miles of white sand beach and tranquil bays in the Playa Mansa beach, long bike paths and boulevards just along the sea coast, excellent weather, and a perfect offer of services, hotels, apartments, restaurants and shops, with a course designed for families and spectators to enjoy.
The swim takes place in front of Enjoy Beach, official hotel of the event, from the wooden boarwalks in the beach the public can access to the sand and enjoy the course very close to the atheltes that will swim paralel to the coast towards Mailhos Dock to return to the starting point and get into the transition rea located in the beach parking.
This year the transition area (with new design and fewer bikes per rack to provide extra comfort to athletes) will be the centre of the race, with a bike course of 2 laps that returns just in front of the hotel, ideal for cheering and public to enjoy the race, from the street or in Ovo Beach, the hotels restaurant at the beach.
The bike course will take athletes to the Ballena hill to cross it over and enter Solanas, until the Laguna del Sauce Airport. In the return point you will find an aids station with the excellent work of Scouts Movement volunteers, the other aids station will be located in front of the hotel.
Punta del Este is an excellent host for the event, with so many hotels, incredible restaurants facing the sea and port and the most friendly service of the region, with natural white sand beaches that are a delight to all that seeks contact with nature, the roads with little transit are surely a plus for all athletes.
A stunning course, always facing the sea, an incredible city with plenty of services and a destination that is eager to offer participants and their families the best stay to enjoy the race in the third edition of IRONMAN 70.3 Punta del Este.
IRONMAN 70.3 Punta del Este offers 30 qualifying slots for 2018 World Championship.
Distances in this event
- Triathlon: Swim 1.9km, Bike 90km, Run 21.1km
Sun 8th Apr 2018
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