Costa Rica to Host Global Sporting Event

A new official Ironman race will be held in Playa del Coco, Guanacaste, on June 18, 2017.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

From a statement issued by the ICT:

SAN JOSE, CR / TAMPA Fla (June 16, 2016) -. IRONMAN today announced the addition of a new official race in Central America, Ironman 70.3® Costa Rica.The inaugural event will take place on Sunday June 18, 2017, in Playa del Coco, Guanacaste, located on the Pacific Coast.

"With its beautiful natural landscape and indigenous flora and fauna, Costa Rica is the ideal place to host an IRONMAN 70.3 race," said Wilber Anderson, Chief Executive Officer of Miami Tri Events and Colombia Tri Events and licensee of this new race. "We are confident that this event will become a classic as participants cross the finish line in a stunning location that will let them know their effort was worthwhile."

The IRONMAN 70.3 Costa Rica triathlon begins with a 1.9 km (1.2 mile) one-loop swim in the calm, crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Papagayo. The 90 km (56 mile) two-loop bike course will take athletes through the region's lush vegetation, with views of monkeys and iguanas, while being cheered on by spectators through the towns of Sardinal and San Blas. The 21 km (13.1 mile) run course takes place between palm trees with an ocean view and brings athletes to the finish line in breathtaking Playa del Coco, Guanacaste.

IRONMAN 70.3 Costa Rica is one of more than 90 events in the global IRONMAN 70.3 series. The event will award a $15,000 USD professional prize purse and 35 age-group qualifying slots for the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, which will take place in Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States.

See more information on the official site IRONMAN .

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