IRONMAN has announced that IRONMAN 70.3 from Klagenfurt (Austria) and Lahti (Finland), have been selected as finalists to host the World Championship in IRONMAN 70.3 who will return to Europe after the 2019 event.
The World Championship in IRONMAN 70.3 of 2022 It will be a two day event, a format that was first adopted in 2017 in Chattanooga, with women competing on Saturday and men competing on Sunday.
Lahti and Klagenfurt the selected cities
«By 2020, we have two locations that have shown that they deserve this opportunity to host the best in the world, in Lahti, Finland and Klagenfurt, Austria, "Said Andrew Messick, President and CEO of IRONMAN.
"These cities not only have the ability to provide our athletes with extraordinary running experiences, incredible corners and a rich local culture, but will also appeal to the families and friends of athletes from around the world.
It is important that we continue to select venues from around the world that meet the standards that a World Championship and its participants deserve.
We look forward to the final process in which we will determine which will be selected as the host city for the 70.3 IRONMAN 2022 World Championship. ".
These two cities have a lot to offer athletes and spectators alike in their commitment to 2022.
Ironman 70.3 Austria
IRONMAN Austria has been successfully celebrated in Klagenfurt for over twenty years.
«The event has an excellent international reputation. The people of Klagenfurt are a fan of triathlon and guarantee a fantastic atmosphere throughout the race circuits, supporting athletes to the finish line. "Said Maria-Luise Mathiaschitz, mayor of Klagenfurt. «
«This unique atmosphere, the perfect conditions and a high-quality organizing team make Klagenfurt the perfect place for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship event in 2022".
IRONMAN Austria-Kärnten is scheduled for Sunday, July 5, 2020, more information: www.ironman.com/im-austria
Ironman 70.3 Finland
The city of Lahti is known as the organizer of major international sporting events.
«Although this reputation has been gained primarily through winter events, Nokian Tires IRONMAN 70.3 Finland, organized twice in Lahti, has shown that Lahti is a city that also breathes triathlon."Said the mayor of Lahti, Pekka Timonen.
«The IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships 2022 in Lahti would be very important for Finland, for the city of Lahti, European Green Capital 2021, as well as for the local and global triathlon culture in Scandinavia and northern Europe".
The Nokian Tires IRONMAN 70.3 Finland Triathlon will take place on Saturday, June 27, 2020, more details at www.ironman.com/im703-finland.
250.000 registrants are expected this season at 70.3
For the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships in 2022, IRONMAN expects approximately 250,000 athletes from around the world to compete in any of more than 120 competitions in the IRONMAN 70.3 global series in places like New Zealand, Slovenia, Germany, Argentina and the Philippines to win a coveted slot.
Additionally, each champion by age group at the 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in St. George, Utah will automatically qualify for the 2022 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.