IRONMAN announced yesterday the venue for the IRONMAN World Championship 70.3 2023 to be played on August 26 and 27 in Finland.
The chosen test has been the IRONMAN 70.3 Bay, in a final where the city of Klangenfurt (Austria) was also where the IRONMAN Austria is held
Lahti, is a city with about 120.000 inhabitants, and is located about 100 km northeast of Helsinki, and was recently declared "Green Capital of Europe 2021" by the European Union.
It will be the third time that Europe hosts the World Championship
Since IRONMAN began rotating the 70.3 world championship venue, Europe has hosted the event twice, one in 2 in Austria and another in France in 2015.
In 2020 the championship was suspended
Last year due to the pandemic, the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship was suspended.
This year the test will be held in St. George (USA) on September 17 and 18 and in 2022 Taupo New Zealand will be the city chosen for the championship.
IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Venues:
- 2006 to 2010: Clearwater, Florida, USA
- 2011 to 2013: Henderson, Nevada, USA
- 2014: Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada
- 2015: Zell am See, Austria
- 2016: Mooloolaba, Australia
- 2017: Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
- 2018: Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa
- 2019: Nice, France
- 2020: Not disputed
- 2021: St. George, USA
- 2022: Taupo New Zealand
- 2023: Lahti, Finland