A host of the region’s top professional triathletes along with age-group athletes are set to line up for GWM IRONMAN 70.3 Melbourne this Sunday 12 November.
More than 1,700 athletes will descend on St Kilda for Sunday’s GWM IRONMAN 70.3 Melbourne, taking on a 1.9km swim, 90km ride and 21.1km run.
The event will see athletes hit the water of Port Phillip Bay for the swim, with the ride taking in two laps of Melbourne’s famous Beach Road, before running a half-marathon along the St Kilda and Elwood waterfront, with the event culminating at the famous IRONMAN 70.3 finish line in Catani Gardens.
Carl Smith, Regional Director for The IRONMAN Group Oceania, said that the team was looking forward to welcoming athletes back to the event this year.
“GWM IRONMAN 70.3 Melbourne is city racing at its finest, with Melbourne the perfect backdrop for an event like this,” said Smith.
“With racing taking place in the middle of Australia’s sporting capital this is an event that appeals to triathletes of all ages and abilities.
“One of the elements that makes triathlon stand out from other sports is the fact that the world’s best professional athletes will race on the same course, at the same time, as age-group participants, creating a great atmosphere and inclusive environment,” he said.
The women’s professional field features a number of athletes who will challenge for the title, including multiple IRONMAN 70.3 race winners Lotte Wilms and Amelia Watkinson, as well as top level IRONMAN competitors Chloe Lane, Renee Kiley and Kate Gillespie-Jones.
The men’s race is highlighted by reigning IRONMAN 70.3 Melbourne champion Steve McKenna, New Zealand Olympic bronze medallist Hayden Wilde, and former IRONMAN 70.3 race winners Nicholas Free and Nick Thompson.
GWM IRONMAN 70.3 Melbourne is supported by the Victorian Government.
For more on GWM IROMMAN 70.3 Melbourne visit: https://www.ironman.com/im703-melbourne