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WTC Announces Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship

The Melbourne race will offer one of the highest prize purses on the Ironman circuit.

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The Melbourne race will offer one of the highest prize purses on the Ironman circuit.

World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) and the Premier of Victoria announced today that the inaugural Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship will take place in Melbourne, Australia, on March 25, 2012. This race will be the first-ever Ironman triathlon competition to be held in the Melbourne metropolitan area.

Athletes will compete for a professional prize purse of $100,000 USD and 75 age group qualifying slots to the 2012 Ironman World Championship, more than any other race in the Asia-Pacific region.

Read more: Ironman.com