Brasilia gets the nod for 2015 Ironman 70.3 regional champs

Brazil’s capital city to host next year's Latin American Championship, with 35 age-group slots for Kona on offer, plus a $100k purse

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Brasilia has been picked to host the 2015 Ironman 70.3 Latin American Championship on 5 April next year, offering a prize purse of $100,000 along with 35 age-group qualifying slots for Kona.

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Britain’s Tim Don and Australia’s Mirinda Carfrae won this year’s event, with more than 1,100 athletes racing around Brazil’s capital city which features a stunning mix of modernist buildings thanks to the input of groundbreaking architect Oscar Niemeyer.

Tim Don and Mirinda Carfrae win Ironman 70.3 Brasilia 2014

The rectangle-shaped swim will take place in the calm waters of Lake Paranoá, a three-lap scenic bike course will take athletes through Embassies Access Road and across the famous Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge, and the three-lap run goes along the shore of Lake Paranoá.

Lake Paranoá, Brasilia

For more information about the event, head here.

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(Images: ChronusMariordo (Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz)