Wimbleball 2015 sells out in record time, with big rise in female entries
Explosive demand for Ironman 70.3 UK means general entries are all gone in just seven weeks
Now you see them, now you don’t… General entries for next year’s Ironman 70.3 UK have sold out in a record seven weeks – more than twice as quickly as the 2014 event.
Taking place in the beautiful setting of Exmoor, it was the world’s first Ironman 70.3 race when it started back in 2001 as Half Ironman UK, and is known as one of the very toughest on the 70.3 calendar anywhere in the world.
The organisers have revealed that more than half of the 1950-strong field at next year’s Wimbleball will be new to Ironman racing, with around 20% of them being women – a big increase from previous years. Up for grabs will be 50 age-group slots at the Ironman 70.3 Worlds in Austria next August.
This year's race was won by Will Clarke and Eimear Mullan, with Clarke finishing in 4:18:07 and Mullan taking her third win in a row – knocking 5mins off her 2013 time.
If you have missed your chance to gain a general entry, there are still a few spots left through the official race charities Macmillan, Scope and The Rotary – for more info head here.
Additionally, the event will be encouraging children aged 3-14 to come and get a taste for the sport and be part of the action with its IronKids run event. Entry to IronKids will open on Friday 14th November 2014.
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