Photos: Less Than 24 Hours to Go in Oceanside

Ironman 70.3 Oceanside Expo

The founder of A2 bikes was tired of the high starting price point, so he took action and created A2 bikes. The direct-to-consumer bikes start at $1900.

Ironman 70.3 Oceanside Expo

Athletes gather for the pre-race briefing.

Ironman 70.3 Oceanside Expo

Hoka One One is the official shoe of Ironman events.

Ironman 70.3 Oceanside Expo

Normatec is on hand to help athletes feel rested and recovered on race day.

Ironman 70.3 Oceanside Expo

Mmmm we definitely sampled Clif’s new nut-butter filled bars.

Ironman 70.3 Oceanside Expo

Truth!

Ironman 70.3 Oceanside Expo

Diamondback’s new Andean bike is hard to miss!

Ironman 70.3 Oceanside Expo

The expo is open! It’s been windy and cool in Oceanside. What will race day bring?

Ironman 70.3 Oceanside Expo

The TriSirena booth had some fresh patterns. This brand is worth checking out!

Ironman 70.3 Oceanside Expo

Heather Jackson’s race day bike was on display. It’s the same bike that carried her to a third-place finish at the 2016 Ironman World Championship.

Ironman 70.3 Oceanside Expo

Hopefully the bike gets put back together before Saturday!

Ironman 70.3 Oceanside Expo

(And triathlons.)

Ironman 70.3 Oceanside Expo

Normatec and chill

Ironman 70.3 Oceanside Expo

Who wants to get in?

Ironman 70.3 Oceanside Expo

Sean “Wattie” Watkins shows off some of the newest gear from his Wattie brand.

Ironman 70.3 Oceanside Expo

Rudy with one of its newest helmets on display.

Ironman 70.3 Oceanside Expo

Athletes mingle at the expo on Thursday. Friday will be the busiest day as athletes prepare for the big day.

Ironman 70.3 Oceanside Expo

An extreme design from the crew at Ventum.

We’re less than 24 hours away from the first 2017 70.3 in the United States—Ironman 70.3 Oceanside. Just a few steps away from the Oceanside Pier, athletes, friends and family have been gathering to prepare for the big race and check out some of the latest offerings from triathlon brands. Check back for more from Oceanside!

Photos: Steve Godwin