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How to Watch the 2022 Ironman 70.3 World Championships

Two days of exciting racing await at the 2022 Ironman 70.3 World Championships - and you can catch the free livestream for both pro races exclusively on Outside Watch.

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It’s deja vu all over again – for the second time in 2022, we’re back in St. George, Utah for a world championship race – this time, the Ironman 70.3 World Championship. But this is no condensed replay of May’s race, where Kristian Blummenfelt and Daniela Ryf claimed their titles as 2021 Ironman World Champions. Instead, there’s a whole new cast of characters, fascinating storylines, and what is sure to be two thrilling days of racing.

Ready to tune in and get psyched? Here’s everything you need to know about how (and who) to watch at 70.3 Worlds.

RELATED: The 2022 Ironman 70.3 World Championship Start List

How to watch the Ironman 70.3 World Championships

The two-day 70.3 Worlds free livestream will take place exclusively on Outside Watch. Complete live coverage of the women’s pro race, hosted by the Ironman commentary team, will start at 9:00 a.m. ET (7:00 a.m. MT local time) on Friday, October 28. Live coverage of the men’s pro race will take place the following day, Saturday, October 29, starting at 9:00  a.m. ET (7:00 a.m. MT local time).

We’ll also be posting updates, but not the full live stream, on Triathlete’s social media channels:

If you can’t catch both races, don’t worry – the replay from both races will be available on demand for Outside+ members. (Not an Outside+ member? Join today for only $2.49 per month, and you’ll get on-demand access to not just this race, but a whole playlist of Ironman, Super League, and PTO races to stream for motivation during your trainer rides and treadmill runs this winter.)

The 70.3 Worlds course

With the St. George 70.3 and full-Ironman events both popular destinations on the circuit, many athletes are familiar with the hilly and hot course (one of the toughest out there).

Like usual, athletes start with a 1.2-mile swim in Sand Hollow Reservoir before heading west back toward St. George for a one-loop 56-mile ride, best known for its climb up Snow Canyon and very fast descent back into town. (We clocked it at about 4,000 feet of elevation over the course.) The major change for the world championship comes on the 13.1-mile run course, which will be two loops. It starts by taking athletes out the standard route and up the tough climb they had previously biked down. After traversing Diagonal and Bluff Streets, athletes will turn onto the Dixie Red Hills Golf Course for a three-mile loop before returning to Bluff and Diagonal. After running through downtown St. George (which will be packed with cheering spectators), athletes begin their second loop. In all, the run course features about 700 total feet of elevation gain.

With a forecasted high of 65 degrees F on Saturday and 69 degrees F Saturday, heat should not be a factor on the run as it usually (and infamously) is with this race; however, cold temperatures in the morning (41 and 43 degrees F, respectively) may make for a very chilly swim.

RELATED: To Win Ironman St. George, One Must First Beat the Weather

Who to watch

Defending Ironman 70.3 World Champions Gustav Iden (NOR) and Lucy Charles-Barclay (GBR) headline the pro start list, but defending their title won’t come easily, as challengers include Americans Taylor Knibb and Sam Long; 2021 Ironman World Champion and Olympic gold medalist, Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR); and fellow Olympic gold medalist Flora Duffy (BER). All will be vying for the $350,000 USD prize purse and the title of World Champion.

Check out the full start lists here, and stay tuned for our expert analysis of the contenders in the men’s and women’s pro races – we’ll be posting much more in the coming days in our 2022 Ironman 70.3 World Championship Hub.