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One Of The Most Unique 70.3 Venues In The World

At Ironman 70.3 Brazil-Paraguay athletes competed on both sides of the Itaipu Dam, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.

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Photos: Wagner Araujo

On Saturday, Aug. 27 athletes competed in the Itaipu Ironman 703 Brazil-Paraguay race. The event is known for being one of the most unique on the 70.3 circuit, with athletes racing on both sides of the Itaipu Dam—one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. As the name of the race implies, the course takes athletes through both Brazil and Paraguay. The race started at Paraguay side of Itaipu Dam with a rectangular swim course, followed by a bike course divided into one long leg and two short laps inside the dam. Athletes then enjoyed the scenic views the region is known for during a three-lap run course.