Another race in the popular Ironman 70.3 Series has been announced. The new Ironman 70.3 Racine, formerly the Spirit of Racine Triathlon, will take place on July 18, 2010 in Wisconsin. The event will become one of the 40 races in the worldwide series and will serve as an official qualifier for Ironman World Championship 70.3 which takes place in Clearwater, Florida every November.
The popular mid-summer Spirit of Racine Triathlon in the Upper Midwest, now known as the Ironman 70.3 Racine has been around for at least 6 years and is the fourth race in North America to be re-branded as an Ironman 70.3 event / join the Ironman 70.3 Series this year.
Triathlon: Ironman 70.3 Racine
When: Sunday, July 18, 2010
Where: Racine, Wisconsin, USA
Divisions: Professional, Age Group
"Ironman is excited to be developing another world-class triathlon in Wisconsin in 2010,” said Ironman 70.3 Racine Race Director, Ryan Richards. “Expanding on the community relationship formed during the Spirit of Racine Triathlon and working with the great people in the Racine area to ensure a safe and successful race will be a top priority.
Athletes will embark on a 1.2mi Swim along North Beach in Lake Michigan and then continue on with a 56mi Bike course through the rolling countryside of Racine County with some challenging hills mixed in. They will then head out on a flat double out-and-back 13.1mi Run through the Racine Zoo and surrounding Lake Michigan coastline.
The professional athletes will compete for a $30,000 prize purse. A total of 50 slots for the 2010 Ironman World Championship 70.3 will be available for the top professional and age group finishers.
Registration for Ironman 70.3 Racine will open this Sunday, November 1st, at Noon EST and will be available through the event’s official Web site, www.ironmanracine.com. Too see a listing of all of the races in the Ironman 70.3 Series, check out the 2010 Ironman 70.3 Series Race Calendar.
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