PANAMA CITY, PANAMA/TAMPA (February 12, 2015) – IRONMAN and BN Sports Panama, S.A. today announced the return of the IRONMAN® 70.3® Panama triathlon. Scheduled for Jan. 31, 2016, IRONMAN 70.3 Panama is designated the Pan American Pro Championship for the IRONMAN 70.3 Series.
Professional athletes will race alongside age-group competitors on a breathtaking course that showcases a beautiful part of Central America. The 1.2-mile swim course will take place in the Pacific Ocean within the banks of the Panama Canal, and the new two-loop bike course leads athletes from the Amador Causeway en route to the new Avenida de los Poetas, passing by the Casco Viejo (Old City) over a magnificent new section of the Cinta Costera (Coastal Strip) over the Panama Bay heading towards Costa del Este via the Corredor Sur turning around at Costa del Sur. The two-loop run course utilizes the Amador Causeway, a major tourism area surrounded by the Pacific Ocean.
One of nearly 85 events in the global IRONMAN 70.3 Series, the race offers a total professional prize purse of $100,000 and 30 age-group qualifying slots to the 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship taking place in Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Registration for the fourth edition of the race will open today at 11:00 A.M. ET, and will be available through the event’s official website at www.ironman.com/panama70.3. A special early entry rate of $250 USD will be offered until Tuesday, February 17 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
The iconic IRONMAN® Series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world. Since the inception of the IRONMAN® brand in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines at the world’s most challenging endurance races. Recognized for excellence through distinguished events, world-class athletes and quality products, IRONMAN has grown from a single race to a global sensation with more than 190 events across five unique brands: IRONMAN®, IRONMAN 70.3®, 5150™ Triathlon Series, Iron Girl® and IRONKIDS®. For more information, visit www.ironman.com.
About BN Sports
BN Sports is a citywide sports events management company based in Miami, FL with offices in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Panama City, Panama. The company produces large scale globally recognized sporting events that aim to positively impact local economies through tourism while promoting health and fitness awareness among participants, their family members and the community. For information please contact BN Sports at email@example.com.
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