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The 2018 Ironman 70.3 St. George saw more than 2,200 athletes representing 36 countries and 47 states start the race. The race is known for being one of the toughest 70.3’s on the circuit. Athletes began their day with a 1.2-mile single-loop swim in the Sand Hollow Reservoir. Once out of the water, participants embarked upon a single-loop 56-mile bike course through the towns of Hurricane, Washington, and St. George before proceeding up Snow Canyon parkway and through the picturesque Snow Canyon State Park. The 13.1-mile single-loop run course wound through the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve and offered amazing views of St. George while running along the bluff before returning to the finish line on Main Street in the heart of downtown St George. Offering a total professional prize purse of $100,000, the race also awarded a total of 100 age-group qualifying slots for the 2018 Ironman 70.3 World Championship, which will be held in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa this September.