Itaú BBA IRONMAN® 70.3® Rio de Janeiro debuts New Course in 2023

September 20, 2022

- The 2023 Itaú BBA IRONMAN 70.3 Rio de Janeiro triathlon is scheduled to take place on July 9, 2023 with general registration opening Sept. 22, 2022 at www.ironman.com/im703-rio-de-janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (September 20, 2022) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – It was announced today that the Itaú BBA IRONMAN® 70.3® Rio de Janeiro event scheduled for July 9, 2023, will debut a new race course in the heart of “Cidade Maravilhosa” (Wonderful City). There will be 1,900 meters (1.2 miles) of swimming in the refreshing waters of Copacabana, 90 kilometers (56 miles) of cycling through Avenida Atlântica, a flatter 21 kilometers (13.1 miles) half-marathon along the Aterro do Flamengo and the finish line at the beautiful Marina da Glória. The 2023 Itaú BBA IRONMAN 70.3 Rio de Janeiro triathlon will open general registration on Sept. 22 at www.ironman.com/im703-rio-de-janeiro.

After six successful editions in Recreio dos Bandeirantes, in the western zone of Rio de Janeiro, triathletes will be able to experience new emotions and challenges on the streets of the state capital. Besides the privileged view of famous sceneries such as the Sugar Loaf, Christ the Redeemer, and the Botafogo bay, another great benefit of the new route is the opportunity to be closer to the local fans.

“It is important to highlight that the entire race will be held on the Rio 2016 Olympic course, ensuring a high degree of safety and performance optimization for the athletes. It will certainly be an unforgettable experience for all participants,” says Carlos Galvão, CEO of Unlimited Sports, the event organizer.

The finish line and IRONMAN Village will be based inside the Marina da Gloria, in a space for events well known locally for its beauty and structure. Family, friends, and spectators will have a high-standard environment to get to know the race and cheer on the arrival of the athletes.

The last edition of the race, held in July 2022, attracted over 1,200 athletes from 23 countries. With a more strategic location, the Itaú BBA IRONMAN 70.3 Rio de Janeiro has everything to be considered one of the main events in the IRONMAN Americas triathlon calendar.

The 2023 edition of the Itaú BBA IRONMAN 70.3 Rio de Janeiro triathlon will qualify 30 athletes for the 2024 VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship triathlon, to be held in Taupō, Zealand.

General registration for the IRONMAN 70.3 Rio de Janeiro will open at 3:00 p.m. (BRT) on September 22 at www.ironman.com/im703-rio-de-janeiro. Athletes’ questions can be directed to contato@unlimitedsports.com.br.


About Unlimited Sports

Unlimited Sports is the race organizer, responsible for all the IRONMAN® and IRONMAN 70.3 ® races in Brazil, whose stages take place in the cities of Florianópolis, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Maceió and Fortaleza. Since 2001, the company has been in charge of the largest triathlon races in Latin America and has consolidated its position in the Endurance market.

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 City2Surf®, UTMB® World Series events including Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, Epic Series™ mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events including Haute Route®, 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. Catering to the full athlete experience, the company portfolio also includes FulGaz® virtual cycling, the most realistic indoor riding experience connected fitness application aimed at preparing athletes for real-world events. 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.

About Advance

Advance is a private, family-held business that owns and invests in companies across media, entertainment, technology, communications, education and other promising growth sectors. Our mission is to build the value of our companies over the long-term by fostering growth and innovation. Advance’s portfolio includes Condé Nast, Advance Local, Stage Entertainment, The IRONMAN Group, American City Business Journals, Leaders Group, Turnitin, 1010data and Pop. Together these operating companies employ more than 17,000 people in 29 countries. Advance is also among the largest shareholders in Charter Communications, Warner Bros. Discovery and Reddit. For more information visit www.advance.com.