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Excitement of IRONMAN 70.3 Racing Headed for Tasmania

March 9, 2022

- Inaugural edition of IRONMAN 70.3 Tasmania to take place on 5 February 2023

HOBART / TAMPA (March 8, 2022) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – IRONMAN announced today that the Australian island state Tasmania will become the newest addition to the IRONMAN 70.3 Oceania calendar with a five-year agreement, running through 2027.

The inaugural IRONMAN® 70.3® Tasmania triathlon is set to be held on Sunday 5 February 2023, with athletes from across Australia and around the world to make their way to Hobart, the capital city of Tasmania.

Athletes will not only breathe in all the stunning region has to offer, but also take on a spectacular and challenging course in and around the historic city of Hobart. Tasmania features breathtakingly wild landscapes, untamed and seemingly purpose built for adventure. Tasmania provides the opportunity to reconnect with nature in the morning, critique the latest in modern art in the afternoon and have your choice of world-class dining options in the evening.

The IRONMAN 70.3 Tasmania triathlon will offer a 1.9km (1.2-mile) swim course in the Derwent River that hugs the historic Battery Point before embarking on a 90km (56-mile) ride with the most vertical gain of any IRONAMN 70.3 bike course in Oceania. The 21.1km (13.1-mile) run will allow athletes to enjoy some of the best scenery in and around Hobart, with the world-famous IRONMAN 70.3 finish line to be alongside Princes Wharf.

IRONMAN 70.3 Tasmania will also see some of the world’s best triathletes alongside more than 1,000 athletes, with the event to feature a male and female professional race.

Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein said the event would deliver around $2 million in economic benefits to Tasmania every year of the five-year agreement.

“This is fantastic news for Tasmanian sporting fans that will add to the state’s growing reputation for delivering elite sporting content,” the Premier said.

“With more than 170 IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 Triathlons worldwide, this will put our State on the map and once again showcase our stunning natural locations to the world.

“Local tourism and hospitality businesses will reap the benefits, with more than 1000 competitors and their supporters coming to Tasmania and eating and shopping in local businesses, and staying at local hotels.

“For those competing, best of luck with your training in the year ahead and I look forward to welcoming you to Tasmania in 2023 for the inaugural event.”

Geoff Meyer, Managing Director of Oceania for The IRONMAN Group, said that the organisation was excited to bring IRONMAN 70.3 racing to Tasmania.

“We can’t wait to see athletes hit the start line in Hobart next February for the first ever IRONMAN 70.3 Tasmania,” said Meyer. “Our team has been working hard to develop a course that will show off the region and provide an incredible racing experience for the more than 1,000 athletes who will take part.

“Tasmania is a bucket list destination for people from around the world and we’re thrilled to be in the position to show off the region to triathletes, their friends and families, as they come to race, stay and play,” he said. “IRONMAN 70.3 Tasmania will be a unique event in our portfolio, it will include the first indoor transition in the region at Princes Wharf and is also set to be the southernmost IRONMAN 70.3 event in the world. A unique destination demands a unique course and that’s what this event will deliver.”

IRONMAN 70.3 Tasmania is supported by the Tasmanian Government through Events Tasmania.

Entries for IRONMAN 70.3 Tasmania will open on 31 March 2022.

For more on IRONMAN 70.3 Tasmania, please visit www.ironman.com/im703-tasmania. Athlete inquiries can be directed to tasmania70.3@ironman.com.  

For more information on the IRONMAN brand and global event series, visit www.ironman.com.

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For more information contact:

Craig Heydon
craig.heydon@ironman.com
Public Relations & Media Director, IRONMAN Oceania
Mob: 0402 318 918

Ruth Bowerman
ruth.bowerman@ironman.com
Media Executive, IRONMAN Oceania
M: (+64) 021 209 6978

About The IRONMAN Group

The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® Virtual Racing™ (VR™) Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Running™ Series, IRONKIDS®, World Triathlon Championship Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and The Sun-Herald City2Surf®, UTMB® World Series events including Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events including Haute Route®, and gravel racing like Gravel Epic®, and other multisport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Since the inception of the iconic IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines around the world. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with hundreds of events across 55+ countries. The IRONMAN Group is owned by Advance, a private, family-owned business. For more information, visit www.ironman.com/about-ironman-group.

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