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Demand for entry into one of the toughest 70.3’s which takes place on UK soil on Sunday 28 June 2015, has never been higher, with organisers on track to close entries to this sell out event within only 7 weeks.
Kevin Stewart, IRONMAN Director of Northern Europe, said, “Despite the announcement of 2 new 70.3 races this year, the demand to take part in this iconic 70.3 in Exmoor is still at an all time high. Nearly half the entrants are first timers to IRONMAN, which demonstrates just how tough our UK athletes are!”
A sell out 1900 athletes will descend on Somerset for world’s first 70.3 IRONMAN, in the spectacular but challenging setting of Exmoor’s National Park. The event comprises a 1.2 mile swim in Wimbleball Lake, a 56 mile 2 lap leg bursting bike course, followed by a 13.1 mile looped half marathon multi terrain 3 lap course in and around Wimbleball lake.
IRONMAN 70.3 Exmoor, will have 50 slots on offer for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship which will be held in Europe for the first time in Zell am See, Austria next August.
Additionally, the event will be encouraging children aged 3-14 to come and get a taste for the sport and be part of the action with its IRONKIDS run event. Entry to IronKids will open on Friday 14th November 2014.