Last year’s Ironman 70.3 winners Ritchie Nicholls and Eimear Mullan are set to defend their titles in Wimbleball next month, when they line up against a strong field which includes 220 columnist Tim Don and Ironman UK champion Daniel Halksworth.
“I’m really looking forward to racing on home soil at Wimbleball again – it’s a fantastic event,” said Nicholls, who crossed the line last year in 4:15:04.
“Last year was my first 70.3 and despite Eimear’s attempts to warn me about how tough the course was I didn’t quite appreciate her words of wisdom! So second time around, together with a year of racing long distance under my belt, I can head into the race better prepared to defend my title.”
The sell-out event takes place on Sunday 15 June and will see nearly 2,000 athletes take on a 1.9km swim in Wimbleball Lake, followed by a 90km bike leg which entails 52 hills and 1190m of climbing, finishing with a 21.1km run over mixed terrain that also includes a leg-bursting hill climb.
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