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South Africa Readies For This Weekend’s 70.3 Event

Preparations for the Ironman 70.3 taking place in Buffalo City, South Africa this weekend are in the final stages.

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Preparations for the Ironman 70.3 taking place in Buffalo City, South Africa this weekend are in the final stages.

Earlier this week deputy mayor Mzwandile Msoki and two portfolio heads of community services and public safety, as well as BCM top management, did an assessment of the areas and facilities that will be used by the event and were satisfied with the work already done.

BCM spokesman Keith Ngesi said all work would be finalised today and added that cleaning up in various areas would be done on a continuous basis.

Ngesi said BCM was tasked with cleanliness, grass cutting, picking up litter, repairing potholes and safety – all of which he said had been taken care of.

“It’s all systems go for Ironman 2012,” he said.

This is the fifth year the event will be hosted by BCM. It brings in supporters and competitors from around the globe.

Yesterday the Daily Dispatch took a drive along a portion of the route which will be used for running and saw construction workers hard at work resurfacing parts of the road along the Esplanade.

Residents can expect road closures on Link Road, Commercial Road, the Northeast Expressway, John Bailie and the Esplanade.

Triathlon director Paul Wolff said they were 90% ready yesterday.

Read more: Dailydispatch.co.za