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IRONMAN announced today that the 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 Port Macquarie triathlon will take place concurrently with the 2016 IRONMAN Australia triathlon. These two iconic Australian events will be held on May 1, 2016 in Port Macquarie, New South Wales.

“We are excited about bringing these two historic events together,” said IRONMAN Asia-Pacific CEO Geoff Meyer. “As the fourth oldest IRONMAN event in the world, IRONMAN Australia has an atmosphere all of its own and the addition of IRONMAN 70.3 Port Macquarie on the same date is one that will create an amazing race day experience for our athletes and their family and friends.”

IRONMAN 70.3 Port Macquarie will be an age group athlete race offering 30 qualifying slots and will be the second last qualifying race on home soil for the 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship taking place September 4, 2016 in Australia’s Sunshine Coast in Mooloolaba, Queensland.

IRONMAN Australia will offer 40 qualifying slots for the 2016 IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i.

Registration for IRONMAN 70.3 Port Macquarie will go on sale Wednesday, October 28. Registration for IRONMAN Australia is currently open.  For further details visit

IRONMAN 70.3 Port Macquarie is proudly supported by the Port Macquarie Hastings Council and NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.