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Ironman today revealed that it is adding Ironman 70.3 Durban to its South Africa race lineup, which already includes Ironman 70.3 South Africa in Buffalo City and Ironman South Africa in Nelson Mandela Bay. The Standard Bank Ironman 70.3 Durban triathlon will take place on Aug. 2, 2015.
Durban, located on South Africa’s west coast in the KwaZulu-Natal province, is known for its warm, subtropical climate and world-famous surfing beaches with a unique cultural and urban diversity. Durban was recently named one of the New7Wonder Cities of the World, recognized for cultural, historical, environmental, economic and tourism strengths and/or potential.
“We are very excited to announce Ironman 70.3 Durban,” said Keith Bowler, Managing Director for Ironman South Africa.”The popularity of triathlon in South Africa is on the rise—and athletes have long awaited the introduction of an additional race in the region. Durban is a great location that is also one of the original South African triathlon hotbeds, with the South African pioneers of the sport thriving in the 1980s. We are therefore delighted to offer the Ironman 70.3 experience to the people of Durban and to welcome our international athletes to the east coast city,”
The 2015 Standard Bank Ironman 70.3 Durban will have 30 qualifying slots to the 2016 Ironman 70.3 World Championship taking place in Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Registration will open Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. CET. Learn more at Ironman.com/durban70.3.