Always a popular challenge amongst the BIS community here in Ho Chi Minh City, IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam was named Best Inaugural Long Course event in 2015, Asia’s Best Long Course Destination Triathlon in 2016 and Best Triathlon Swim Course in Asia in 2017 by AsiaTri Magazine. The 2018 edition is expected to welcome more than 1,500 age group athletes and professionals from more than 55 countries. So are you up for the challenge?
Number 1 IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam race will feature a fast, scenic course that includes a 1.9km ocean swim from beautiful Son Thuy beach at the Hyatt Regency Da Nang Resort & Spa (the race central). From there, athletes will transition to a beautiful two–loop, 90km bike course on smooth, well-paved roads that run along Da Nang's unspoiled coastline and past some of the city's key landmarks. The final 21km out–and–back run course is flat and passes by many of Da Nang's renowned beach resorts before returning to the Hyatt for a stunning beachfront finish.
Fun weekend for the whole family
The second edition of the Sunrise Sprint (S2) will take place in Da Nang on Saturday 12th May 2018 and offers a 750m beach swim, 20km fast and flat bike course and 5km run that features a stunning beach front finish. Whether the athletes are beginners wanting to immerse themselves into triathlon racing for the first time, tri-enthusiasts focused on speed or getting back into the sport or gluttons for punishment looking to test themselves with a full race weekend that includes IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam, the S2 is made to order.
IRONKIDS Vietnam will also return to Da Nang on Saturday 12th May 2018 and is set to be the largest race for youths in Vietnam. This year’s event will see a run only and the addition of an Aquathlon category, featuring a swim and run. The Aquathlon will have a swim of 100m and run of 1km for 6-10 years old and a swim of 300m and run of 2km for 11-14 years old, while the run will be 1km and 2km for the respective age groups.
For more information, please follow these links to the IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam Website and Facebook page.
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