Ironman 70.3 World Championship
The Ironman 70.3 World Championship was created in 2006 and originally hosted in Clearwater, Fla., until 2011, after which it moved to Lake Las Vegas, Nev., and is now going to rotate to different venues around the world. The 2014 race will be held at Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada, and the 2015 race will be in Zell am See-Kaprun, Salzburgerland, Austria. More than 1,800 athletes will race the 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run.
How to qualify:
The only way to qualify for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship is by earning a qualifying slot at one of the Ironman 70.3 races held around the world. The roll-down policy works the same as with the Ironman World Championship, and athletes pay for the race when they earn their slot ($400 for the 2014 race). Click here to find a list of the 70+ Ironman 70.3 races worldwide. These regional championships offer more qualifying slots, but tend to be more competitive:
–Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship: Auckland, New Zealand, January TBD 2015 (50 slots)
–South American Ironman 70.3 Championship: Panama City, Panama, TBD 2015 (35 slots)
–Ironman 70.3 St. George U.S. Pro Championship: St. George, Utah, May 2, 2015 (30 slots)
–Ironman 70.3 European Championship: Weisbaden, Germany, Aug. 10, 2014 (100 slots)
Learn more at Ironman.com.