Ironman today announced the finalists for the 2020 Ironman 70.3 World Championship triathlon.
Two cities in the Oceania region have been named as the finalists in the selection process for the 2020 Ironman 70.3 World Championship—Perth (Australia) and Taupō (New Zealand). The race will be a two-day event, a format that started in 2017—with the professional women and age-group women racing on one day and the professional men and age-group men racing on the other.
“Many fine cities were considered for the 2020 Ironman 70.3 World Championship, however, Perth and Taupō separated themselves and we are excited about these two finalists,” Andrew Messick, Chief Executive Officer of Ironman said. “The Ironman 70.3 triathlon series has grown exponentially over the last several years, with the world championship featuring the best athletes from around the world. We feel that either one of these cities will create a world-class event by providing beautiful and challenging courses and outstanding hospitality for our athletes and their families and friends.”
The Ironman 70.3 World Championship began an annual global rotation in 2014 after being hosted exclusively in Clearwater, Fla. (2006-2010) and Henderson, Nev. (2011-2013). This year’s event will take place in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa, with the 2019 Ironman 70.3 World Championship following in Nice, France.
Ironman 70.3 World Championship Locations
2006-2010: Clearwater, Fla. (USA)
2011-2013: Henderson, Nev. (USA)
2014: Mont-Tremblant, Quebec (Canada)
2015: Zell am See-Kaprun, SalzburgerLand (Austria)
2016: Mooloolaba, Queensland (Australia)
2017: Chattanooga, Tenn. (USA)
2018: Nelson Mandela Bay (South Africa)
2019: Nice (France)