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Ironman New Zealand Sells Out In Record Time

Sixteen hundred entries for one of the world’s longest-standing Ironman races are filled in less than 48 hours.

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Sixteen hundred entries for one of the world’s longest-standing Ironman races are filled in less than 48 hours.

Ironman New Zealand has cemented its place among the world’s most popular Ironman races, selling all 1600 entries in a shade under 48 hours and with 50 weeks to go before the cannon blasts.

The race, the oldest international Ironman triathlon outside of the world championships race in Hawaii, filled up in its fastest time.

In previous years the race has got under way without reaching capacity, except for last year when it sold out in December 2009.

Event director Jane Patterson said there were three key reasons for the fast sell. She cited last year’s 10-day sell-out as a way of spurring on those who missed the cut to sign up on the opening day. Another reason is supply and demand.

Read More: The Daily Post