Smash Your Goals & Start 2019 With The IRONMAN 70.3 SA!
January not only marks the start of a new year, bringing new goals and challenges, it’s also the month in which one of Africa’s biggest international triathlons takes charge in East London.
The 12th edition of the Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa will take place on Sunday, 27 January 2019 at Orient Beach, East London and is set to deliver exciting racing, guaranteed to test your endurance.
The Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa is regarded as one of the toughest 70.3 events in the world, designed to push athletes to level up and scale new heights.
Swim, bike and run!
Being one of the biggest spectator events in Buffalo City, East London residents are expected to come out in their numbers to support athletes along their journey consisting of a 1.9km swim in East London’s Orient Beach, a 90.1km bike ride along a route which shows off the region’s inherent beauty, as well as a 21.1km run consisting of two-loops with spectacular ocean views and a spectator-packed course.
Hordes of triathletes from around South Africa including big names such as John Smit, Andre Nel, Matt Trautman, Jodie Swallow Cunnama and Adele Niemand have participated in this event, you should too!
Registrations close on 11 January 2019 – register now!
Africa’s own IRONMAN TriClub Championship
To add to all the hype, IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa announced that the IRONMAN African TriClub Championship will be taking place at this year’s event.
“Triathlon clubs are a key part of our sport and club mates become like family during the journey to the finish line. We are excited to give clubs from around Africa the opportunity to compete for the title of IRONMAN African TriClub Champion. Athletes from South Africa, Botswana, Egypt, Namibia and Reunion among others are already entered for the event so there will be a lot of club pride at stake to be crowned the best TriClub in Africa,” says Paul Wolff, Director of Operations: IRONMAN South Africa.
Traditionally classified as part of the IRONMAN Europe, Africa and Middle-East TriClub Championship, this is the first time that Africa will host its own Ironman TriClub Championship event. Clubs will compete in one of five divisions based on size and participating members will earn points based on their overall finishing times.
“Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa finishers are a league of legends, so it is only fitting for this historic race to welcome the IRONMAN African TriClub Championship. The quality of race experience, the challenge it offers, and the unique atmosphere are just a few of the reasons this race has reached this level of popularity amongst athletes,” says Keith Bowler, Managing Director: IRONMAN South Africa.
Excited? Register now!