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Mar del Plata Set to Host IRONMAN 70.3 Triathlon on December 4, 2022

July 15, 2022

Inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Mar Del Plata to coincide with IRONMAN Argentina taking place on same day

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina / TAMPA, Fla. (July 15, 2022)/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – IRONMAN announced today that the city of Mar del Plata, Argentina will host the inaugural edition of the IRONMAN® 70.3® Mar del Plata triathlon with competition set to take place on Sunday, December 4, 2022. The event will coincide with the full-distance IRONMAN® Argentina triathlon taking place on the same day. Registration for the event is now available by visiting www.ironman.com/im703-mar-del-plata.

“We are excited to grow our portfolio of races in Argentina,” said Joanna Jordan, Vice President – Managing Director of Latin America for The IRONMAN Group. “By adding an IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon on the same day as the full-distance IRONMAN Argentina event, we hope to provide options for athletes who want to compete in this truly unique destination. We look forward to welcoming people from around the world to compete in the IRONMAN 70.3 Mar del Plata and IRONMAN Argentina triathlons and enjoy what this community has to offer this December.”

The race will start with a 1.9 km (1.2 miles) swim in the Mar Argentino. Once out of the water, athletes will transition onto the bike for 90 km (56 miles) of cycling on the Interbalnearia route, before capping off their race with a 21.1 km (13.1 miles) run through the streets of Mar del Plata and an electric finish line at the statue of the Sea Wolf, a popular tourism destination.

A city in Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, Mar del Plata, is one of Argentina’s top beach resort towns highlighted by 10 miles of sandy beaches. Mar del Plata has also played host to the IRONMAN South American Championship race on three separate occasions.

The 2022 IRONMAN 70.3 Mar Del Plata offers slots to the 2023 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship taking place in Lahti, Finland on August 26-27, 2023.

For more information about the IRONMAN 70.3 Mar del Plata triathlon, visit www.ironman.com/im703-mar-del-plata.. For more information on the IRONMAN brand and the global event series, visit www.ironman.com. Athletes’ concerns can be directed to argentina@ironman.com.

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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. 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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