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2016 Ironman 70.3 Worlds Age Groupers

More than 2,700 amateurs representing more than 80 countries competed in Mooloolaba.

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Photos: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto

While Australia’s Tim Reed and Great Britain’s Holly Lawrence got the well-deserved attention as the victors in the professional races (see those images here), 2,700 amateurs representing more than 80 countries were also competing for world championship titles. The impressive field of athletes tackled a 1.2-mile (1.9 km) ocean swim off of Mooloolaba Beach, followed by a 56-mile (90 km) bicycle ride through the Sunshine Motorway and into the hinterland, capped with a 13.1-mile (21 km) run on the Mooloolaba Esplanade along striking shores and a spectator-lined course that finished in the heart of Mooloolaba.