WTC Announces Ironman Los Cabos

Registration for the March 17, 2013 Ironman Los Cabos race will open May 21.

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Registration for the March 17, 2013 Ironman Los Cabos race will open May 21.

See the complete press release below:

Ironman and the organizers of Ironman Cozumel and Ironman 70.3 Cozumel, today announced the addition of Ironman Los Cabos, scheduled for March 17, 2013, in beautiful Los Cabos, Mexico.

Los Cabos, the stunning world-wide resort destination located at the tip of the Baja Peninsula in Baja California, Mexico will provide athletes with a 2.4-mile swim in azure blue and turquoise waters in the Sea of Cortes, followed by a 112-mile bike course and a 26.2-mile run course that travels along a 20-mile corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, all while offering views of rugged cliffs, desert vistas and mountains that are bound together by a wash of colors that are unmistakably Cabo’s.

“This is truly a spectacular addition to the Ironman circuit,” said Steve Meckfessel, Managing Director of Global Race Operations at Ironman. “The vitality of Los Cabos’ natural beauty combined with the challenging course that our team has laid out will really set Ironman Los Cabos apart.”

Known for its vibrant culture and nightlife, Cabo San Lucas offers visitors a variety of attractions that showcase the heart of Mexico’s Western Coast, all while boasting world-class service and amenities. Natural wonders dot the coastline and outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy landmarks such as El Arco, a natural rock formation in the shape of an arch that lies adjacent to Playa Del Amor (Lover’s Beach), as well as the rich warm waters and its plethora of black corral gardens, unique marine life and miles of gorgeous sandy beaches.

Located just 20 miles to the northeast of Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo transports visitors to a historic time as ancient buildings, including the Jesuit Mission, known as Parroquia San José, and The Estero, an estuary with an endless variety of colorful birds and wildlife offer a tranquil look back to the 1730’s.

Nearly 1,500 participants from more than 50 countries are expected for the inaugural event in
2013. Ironman Los Cabos offers a professional prize purse of $75,000 and 50 coveted age-group slots to the 2013 Ironman World Championship, taking place on Oct. 12, 2013. Online registration will open on May 21, 2012, at 11 a.m. (ET). For additional information about the race, or to register, please visit

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