The 2016 Olympic host city welcomes IRONMAN racing.
Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the Southern Hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations and beaches. In addition to the beaches, some of the most famous landmarks include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer atop the Corcovado Mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Rio de Janeiro will also host the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2016 Summer Paralympics.
Athletes will begin their day with a 1.2-mile (1.9 km) swim, 56-mile (90 km) bike and 13.1-mile (21 km) run around the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro. The race starts at Recreio dos Bandeirantes where the one-lap swim will take place. The bike course will lead athletes through breathtaking landscapes on a three-loop course. Finally, the two-loop run course will take athletes close to the unique seashore and offers breathtaking views of the city and its surroundings. Athletes will conclude the day by crossing the energetic finish line at Recreio dos Bandeirantes.
This race will offer 30 age-group qualifying slots for the 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.
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