On 11 September 2016, Weymouth will host both a full Ironman race and an Ironman 70.3 event. Both races will offer 30 qualifying spots for the 2017 Ironman and Ironman 70.3 World Championships, with a $15,000 pro prize pot on offer at the 70.3 event (there won’t be a pro race at the full event). 

After hosting two editions of Challenge Weymouth (pictured), Just Racing will continue to organise the race logistics for the next three years.

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Both events will commence with a (1.9km/3.8km) swim on Weymouth’s famed seafront before heading off into the Dorset countryside and Jurassic Coast on the 90km/180km bike legs, and concluding with a 21.km/42.2km run on Weymouth’s promenade.

Unusually for Ironman, both Ironman and 70.3 races will take place on the same day, with the date throwing up the possibility of athletes – with superior recovery skills – being able to race both an event in Weymouth and Ironman Wales a week later in Tenby.The Weymouth race details are:

Race: Ironman Weymouth  
Race Date: 11 September 2016
2017 World Championship Slots (Kona): 30
Pro Race: No
Race: Ironman 70.3 Weymouth
Race Date: 11 September 2016
2017 70.3 World Championship Slots: 30           
Pro Race: Yes – $15,000                                                          
Priority entry for tri club pre-registration is from 26 – 30th October, with a deadline for tri club registration of 6 November. General entries go on sale on Monday 9 November at 12pm midday.

More entry info and race details are at: www.ironman.com/weymouth.


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