Get a look at the hilly (and hot!) bike course at the Ironman World Championship 70.3 race.

Starting things off
Moonscape over my-hammy
If the course doesn't eat you alive …
LLV scene
Better with friends
Morning light on the bike course
Early to rise …
Bike course inspection
Lots of climbing, both ways!
Return climb—good luck with that
Almost to the turnaround on Northshore road
Paired up on the return trip
Bring the right gearing
Heading out
Between Lake Las Vegas start and park entrance
Just after the park entrance
You've come a long way, baby
Hannes in the house
European triathletes inspect the bike course
Photo: Kurt Hoy
Checking in at the park
Hannes Hawaii morning ride
T1 in the making

Get a look at the hilly (and hot!) bike course at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship race, which is set to take place this Sunday, Sept. 9 in Henderson, Nev. The majority of the bike course takes place in Lake Mead Recreational Park and features a couple of significant climbs. These photos were taken before the race in 2011.

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