The World Triathlon Corporation has expanded it's European Ironman 70.3 calendar with the addition of Ironman 70.3 Luxembourg. The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, one of the smallest countries in Europe, is the latest European country to host an Ironman 70.3 race. The new late season triathlon race will take place on September 8, 2013.
Triathlon: Ironman 70.3 Luxembourg
Where: Remich, Luxembourg
When: Sunday, September 8, 2013
Divisions: Professional, Age Group
"The beautiful Mosel region is a perfect setting for a race which will become one of Luxembourg's sporting highlights and thus place us on the triathlon world map," says Christian Weyland of Pegasus. "This wouldn't have been possible without Luxembourg's policy makers and administration acting in concert."
The start of the swim will be in the middle of Remich, the biggest City from the Mosel Region. It will be a one lap swim of 1.9km. Swimmers will be near the spectators during the whole swim. The official PROs' start will be given at 8 am. The Age Groups will start from 8.05 am. Regarding the number of registered athletes, the start of the Age Groups will be given by successive waves.
The 90km loop of the bike course will start and finish in Remich. The first part of the course will pass alongside the Mosel River. After this you will enter into the beautiful hilly wine yards. At the end of the bike leg the athlete will pass the famous Schengen monument, where the Schengen Agreement was signed in 1985.
The run leg will be held completely in Remich. It will be a 4 lap 21.1km flat run, between the riverside and the scenic wine yards. The finish line will be next to the transition area in the Centre of Remich.
There will be 30 qualifying Age Group slots to the 2014 Ironman World Championship 70.3 in Las Vegas.
The latest addition to the race calendar is the 11th Ironman 70.3 Series race in Europe and the 9th country in Europe to host a series race.
Registration now open for the September race in Luxembourg, visit www.ironman.lu for more information and registration details.
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