Looking for a new part of the world to visit for your next triathlon? Well you may like the latest news from Ironman, with a new 70.3 event added to the global circuit. Ironman 70.3 Monterrey will be held on March 16 2014 in Monterrey, the capital of the North Eastern state of Nuevo Leon, in Mexico.
Official press release by Ironman
15th July 2013
MONTERREY ADDED TO GLOBAL IRONMAN 70.3 SERIES
Registration opened on July 15: www.ironmanmonterrey.com
TAMPA, Fla. (July 15, 2013) – IRONMAN and the organizers of IRONMANÂ® Cozumel, IRONMAN Los Cabos and IRONMAN 70.3Â® Cozumel, today announced the addition of a new triathlon in Mexico – IRONMAN 70.3 Monterrey. IRONMAN 70.3 Monterrey will take place March 16, 2014, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Online registration is now open.
â€œWith the success of our races in Cozumel and Los Cabos, we are excited to add an additional venue in Mexico,â€ said Steve Meckfessel, Managing Director of Global Race Operations for IRONMAN. â€œMonterrey provides a perfect setting for our IRONMAN 70.3 series to grow and we look forward to a great first year in 2014.â€
One of nearly 60 events in the global IRONMAN 70.3 series, IRONMAN 70.3 Monterey will lead athletes on a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run. The swim will take place in the beautiful Santa Lucia River, one of Monterey’s most popular tourist destinations and finish at the Mexican History Museum at Macroplaza in downtown Monterrey. The 56-mile fast bike course starts and finishes at the Macroplaza next to the GovernorÂ´s Office Building. The two-loop run course will start and finish at the Macroplaza and will go along the scenic Santa Lucia Riverwalk and inside Fundidora Park.
The Santa Lucia River promenade starts at the Â¨Ojos de Agua de Santa LuciaÂ¨ where the city of Monterrey was founded. Through its lengthy passageway of 1.6 miles, it connects the Macro Plaza at the Mexican History Museum all the way to the Parque Fundidora. The promenade features 10 beautiful pedestrian bridges between the corridors and 22 tranquil fountains.
More than 2,000 participants are expected for the inaugural event in 2014. IRONMAN 70.3 Monterrey offers a professional prize purse of $50,000 and 40 coveted age-group slots to the 2014 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada.
For additional information about the race, or to register, please visit www.ironmanmexico.com.For media related inquiries, please contact Fernanda Reyes [email protected]
The iconic IRONMANÂ® Series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world. Since the inception of the IRONMANÂ® brand in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLEÂ® by crossing finish lines at the world’s most challenging endurance races. Recognized for excellence through distinguished events, world-class athletes and quality products, World Triathlon Corporation (d/b/a IRONMAN), owner and operator of the IRONMANÂ® Series, has grown from owner of a single race to a global sensation with more than 190 events across five unique brands: IRONMANÂ®, IRONMAN 70.3Â®, 5150â„¢ Triathlon Series, Iron GirlÂ® and IronKidsÂ®. For more information, visit www.ironman.com.