New Ironman 70.3 for Whistler
Ironman Canada is to host a new 70.3 Ironman as well as the full iron distance race on 24 July in Whistler, British Colombia.
The new race, sponsored by Subaru, will see athletes tackle a 1.9km (1.2-mile) swim, 90km (56-mile) bike and 21.1km (26.2-mile) run on the same terrain as Subaru Ironman Canada. The race will start with a single-loop swim in the pristine waters of Alta Lake, before starting a one-loop bike course that travels south to the Callaghan Valley, north through Whistler to Rutherford Creek, before returning to the heart of Whistler.
Runners will then proceed along the Valley Trail around Lost Lake and along Green Lake before a short loop through Whistler Village and finishing down Blackcomb Way.
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