El IRONMAN World Championship 70.3 returns to Europe for the first time from 2015. More than 5.500 professional and age group athletes from more than 100 countries, regions and territories will meet in Nice, France, from 7 to 8 on September 2019.
Among them they will find 115 of the best triathletes of the world that will fight for the professional prize of a total of $ 250,000 USD and the most coveted titles IRONMAN 70.3: to be world champion.
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3 Spaniards will be in the test
Only Spanish 3 appears in the official exit list Javier Gómez Noya , Pablo Dapena yJudith Corachán
highlights the absence of Fernando Alarza that got the Slot in the IRONMAN 70.3 Cascais and of Vicente Hernández , winner of IRONMAN 70.3 Peru, who is currently injured.
The Roka swimming circuit of 1,9 kilometers will be held in the Quai des Etats-Unis, triathletes will swim in La baie des Anges.
Next, the Ventum cycle route of 91,3 kilometers will take participants to the mountains surrounding Nice, including the Cabbage of Vence. It should be noted, the 9 kilometers climb with an average slope of 6.6% to reach 962 meters (3,156 feet) above sea level.
The half marathon HOKA ONE ONE of 21,2 kilometers will lead the triathletes in two laps along the world famous Promenade des Anglais, where the finish line is located.
The Championship rotates from venue each year
Since 2014, IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship has been rotating among the world's major cities after its early years in Clearwater, Florida (2006-2010) and Henderson, Nevada (2011-2013).
The IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship has taken place in picturesque destinations such as Mont-Tremblant, Quebec (2014); Zell am See, Austria (2015); Queensland, Australia (2016); Chattanooga, Tennessee (2017); and Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa (2018).
The 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will take place from 28 to November 29 in Taupō, New Zealand. It was announced that the 70.3 IRONMAN 2021 World Championship will return to US soil with St. George, Utah as the host.
Women's Elite: Saturday 7 September 2019
Since the first IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship was held at 2006, until 10 triathletes from five different countries have taken the title in this event.
The Switzerland Daniela Ryf he accumulates four victories and could become the first athlete, counting men and women, to win the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship five times. With Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) and Leanda Cave (GBR), Ryf also has the distinction of having won the IRONMAN World Championship and the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.
Trying to dethrone Ryf there will be a stellar group of triathletes: the British Holly Lawrence, which was crowned world champion IRONMAN 70.3 at 2016 in Queensland (Australia), and Lucy Charles-Barclay, which enjoys victories in the Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship and IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire, are considered strong rivals to climb to the top of the podium.
In addition, the German Anne Haug, which occupied the third drawer of the IRONMAN World Championship podium last year and the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, has recovered from an injury and is looking forward to proving its worth as a great rival.
The Spanish Judith Corachán It will also be a rival to take into account, after his victory at Embrunman and the great season he is doing
As if that were not enough, they will also be present Ellie Salthouse (AUS), Emma Pallant (GBR) and Radka Kahlefeldt (CZE), each of which continues to impress us on the IRONMAN 70.3 circuit.
Next, the professional athletes who will take the start in the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship:
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Men's Elite - Sunday 8 September 2019
As far as the men's category is concerned, the two-time champion of the world IRONMAN 70.3 Javier Gómez Noya, will be the man to beat.
The five-time ITU short-distance world champion and four-time European ETU champion has set out to regain the title that the German Jan Frodeno snatched him last year.
Gomez Noya, who won the race at 2014 in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec (CAN) and at 2017 in Chattanooga, Tennessee (USA), will face a roster of stars, including the Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee (GBR), the IRONMAN world champions Sebastian Kienle y Patrick Lange from Germany, the two-time Top 5 finalist in the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Sam Appleton (AUS), as well as the five-time IRONMAN France winner Frederik van Lierde (BEL). The American Rodolphe "Rudy" von Berg You might be surprised after spending your teenage years in the Nice area, as you are very familiar with the landscape of the circuit.
Stresses the absence of the current champion Jan Frodeno, who will focus on the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii this year. Next, the professional athletes who will take the start in the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship:
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