IRONMAN 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship Heads To Australia For The First Time
SYDNEY, Australia/TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 17, 2015) â€“ IRONMAN today announced that the 2017 IRONMANÂ® 70.3Â® Asia-Pacific Championship triathlon will be held in Western Sydney.
As a result of the substantial growth of triathlon and the IRONMAN brand in the Southern Hemisphere, IRONMAN began an annual rotation of the IRONMAN 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship throughout the Asia-Pacific region starting with the Cobra Energy Drink IRONMAN 70.3 Philippines, Cebu in 2016.
â€œIt’s an exciting time for the sport of triathlon in Australia. A year after our athletes will have experienced a world championship event on home soil, with Mooloolaba hosting the first IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in the Asia-Pacific region, they’ll have the chance to compete at another major championship event at home in Western Sydney,â€ said Geoff Meyer, Chief Executive Officer for IRONMAN Asia-Pacific.
With spectacular views of the Blue Mountains and a swim in the iconic Penrith Lakes, IRONMAN 70.3 Western Sydney triathlon has quickly become one of the most popular races on the IRONMAN 70.3 circuit.
â€œThe New South Wales Government is committed to bringing a diverse range of events to Western Sydney and I am delighted to announce that this major sporting event has been secured by our State’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW,â€ said Stuart Ayres, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events and Minister for Sport.
The 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship will offer a $75,000 USD professional prize purse and 50 age-group qualifying slots for the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship taking place in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.
For more information about the IRONMAN 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship, please visit www.ironman.com/sydney70.3.
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