The first-ever Ironman 70.3 Tasmania is set to take place this week, attracting athletes from all over Australia and the world to the city of Hobart for a stunning and challenging race.
What They Are Saying: Geoff Meyer, Managing Director of Oceania for The Ironman Group Oceania, expressed his excitement for the event, saying that their team has worked hard to create a race experience that will showcase the region while providing an exceptional racing experience for athletes and their friends and families.
Context: Ironman 70.3 Tasmania will consist of a 1.9km swim in the Derwent River, a 90km bike ride with the most vertical gain of any Ironman 70.3 bike course in Oceania, and a 21.1km run along the intercity cycleway, with Princes Wharf No.1 serving as the finish line. The event is set to be the southernmost Ironman 70.3 event in the world and will feature the first indoor transition in the region.
Noteworthy: The leading professional triathletes from the region are set to participate in the event, with close and exciting racing expected from both the men's and women's events. Spectators will have plenty of opportunities to get close to the action and experience what Ironman 70.3 racing is all about.