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Ironman 70.3 Panama Returns In 2016

The event will once again serve as the Ironman 70.3 Pan American Pro Championship.

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Ironman and BN Sports Panama, S.A. today announced that after a one-year hiatus, Ironman 70.3 Panama will return in 2016 and will once again serve as the Ironman 70.3 Pan American Pro Championship. The event will take place on Jan. 31, 2016.

Professional athletes will race alongside age-group competitors on a breathtaking course that showcases a beautiful part of Central America. The 1.2-mile swim course will take place in the Pacific Ocean within the banks of the Panama Canal, and the new two-loop bike course leads athletes from the Amador Causeway en route to the new Avenida de los Poetas, passing by the Casco Viejo (Old City) over a magnificent new section of the Cinta Costera (Coastal Strip) over the Panama Bay heading towards Costa del Este via the Corredor Sur turning around at Costa del Sur. The two-loop run course utilizes the Amador Causeway, a major tourism area surrounded by the Pacific Ocean.

RELATED PHOTOS: 2014 Ironman 70.3 Panama

As a championship-caliber event, the race will offer a total professional prize purse of $100,000 and 30 age-group qualifying slots to the 2016 Ironman 70.3 World Championship taking place in Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Learn more at Ironman.com/Panama70.3.

RELATED PHOTOS: 2012 Ironman 70.3 Panama