The IRONMAN World Championship 70.3 entry is by qualification only!
The IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship is held at Lake Las Vegas in Henderson, Nev., located just minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip. Since its inception in 2006, the championship race in the global IRONMAN 70.3 Series was held in Clearwater, Fla. until 2011. More than 1,800 domestic and international competitors will earn the right to compete in the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship by qualifying at an IRONMAN 70.3 event.
Slated for Sept. 8, 2013, the race begins with a 1.2-mile swim in Lake Las Vegas at Lake Las Vegas Resort. Next, athletes will embark on a challenging 56-mile bike through Lake Mead National Recreation Area that includes several steep climbs. Participants will finish with a 13.1-mile run through Henderson’s scenic residential areas with views of the Las Vegas Strip.
More than 60,000 athletes will participate in the IRONMAN 70.3 Series in 2011, which consists of nearly 50 events in locations such as Australia, Germany, South Africa and Switzerland. Participants in the World Championship will range in age from 18 to 70-plus and will represent all 50 states and nearly 50 countries. Each age group winner at the 2012 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will automatically qualify for the 2013 event.
The IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will offer a prize purse of $200,000 for distribution among the top professional male and female finishers. More than 2,500 volunteers from the local community will support the event.
Originally from: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/ironman-70.3/world-championship.aspx#ixzz2YltAUN2z
Water temperature is expected to be between 78-82 degrees Fahrenheit on race morning.
Athlete earn the right to compete in the IRONMAN World Championship 70.3 by qualifying at one of the qualifying events held around the world, or through the Physically Challenged Lottery.
The first place finisher in each Age Group, the first place male and female Pro Athlete, and the overall Hand Cycle Champion will be invited to return the following year.
September 8, 2013
Athlete Check-in September 4 & 5 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. NO SATURDAY OR RACE DAY CHECK IN
Lake Las Vegas Bridge
Las Vegas, Nevada