Ironman 70.3 South Africa

Triathlon: Swim 1.2mi, Bike 56mi, Run 13.1mi

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Review summary

4.7
99 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Carin B
"Brilliant event. The food afterwards was just sold out. And I did 6:40. So it..."

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darryn s
"i was tough, only disappointed that every year the swem is longer that 1900m by..."

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Monique W
"Amazing! Such an experience I would recommend it to all my..."
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Distances in this event

  1. 70.3 (Half Ironman)

    Triathlon: Swim 1.2mi, Bike 56mi, Run 13.1mi
    ZAR3,650–ZAR6,080
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Event details

  • Closed roads
  • Road run

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The Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa is located in East London (Buffalo City), a gateway to the popular Eastern Cape tourist routes, the Sunshine Coast and Wild Coast.

The area offers miles of beachfront and rich cultural history for tourists to enjoy. Visitors should check out the 200,000 fossilized footprints of man found in Nahoon's Bat Cave or the world's only dodo egg at the East London Museum. Amongst the multitude of sights to see, visitors may want to explore South Africa's wildlife.

Athletes will begin their day with a 1.2-mile ocean swim in East London's Orient Beach. Protected by the breakwaters of East London's harbor, athletes can expect generally calm and warm waters. The rolling hills of the 56-mile bike course will be a challenge. Road closures will allow the athletes to safely navigate the course while enjoying the inherent beauty of the landscape. A 13.1-mile, flat run will consist of two-loops with spectacular ocean views. Finishers will be greeted in true style with African dancers, music and spectators.

Ironman 70.3 South Africa weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

23°C
Predicted highs
18°C
Predicted lows
IconLight breeze possible, up to 7mph

Ironman 70.3 South Africa reviews (99)

4.7 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the 70.3 (Half Ironman) in 2018

    Brilliant event. The food afterwards was just sold out. And I did 6:40. So it wasn't that I was one of the last.
  • Did the 70.3 (Half Ironman) in 2018

    i was tough, only disappointed that every year the swem is longer that 1900m by almost 200m!
  • Did the 70.3 (Half Ironman) in 2018

    Amazing! Such an experience I would recommend it to all my friends!
  • Did the 70.3 (Half Ironman) in 2018

    It was an awesome experience. I'll come back!
  • Did the 70.3 (Half Ironman) in 2018

    The overall race organization, from registration to bike check out, was absolutely flawless and brilliant. I loved the swim and cycle course (definitely needed a swim warm up though). The run course wasnt spectacular, but perfectly fine and well supported. Overall a great race. My first East London 70.3 And wont be my last!
  • Did the 70.3 (Half Ironman) in 2018

    Great, smashed my PB by 33 minutes!!
  • Did the 70.3 (Half Ironman) in 2018

    I absolutely love this 70.3 race!! I feel that this course is how a race should be. Hard and tough. It is really a fair course, where you have to work hard on the bike and run. At the end, it is the strongest athlete that wins. I will recommend this race to all triathletes. It is the kind of race, where you feel you earned that medal.
  • Did the 70.3 (Half Ironman) in 2018

    Eveything was beyond expectation!!! Im definitely going to do this one again!!!! Loved it

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