Organisers have announced that entries for Ironman 70.3 Ireland 2012 will be opening on 1st December 2011 at 7.03am GMT, a time symbolic to the 70.3 race distance.
The event is returning to Galway, Ireland, for its second year on Sunday 2nd September 2012. This year the inaugural race saw a range of athletes from across the world competing alongside familiar Ironman names including Lucy Gossage and Rachel Joyce, The race also offers qualifying slots for the 70.3 World Championship in Las Vegas which appeals to competitive age groupers, eager to get an opportunity to race for their country.
The iconic race begins with a 1.9k swim in Galway Bay before being followed by a challenging 90K bike course on the gateway route of Connemara. The 21.1km run follows through Galway and Salthill, passing a number of local landmarks along the way, enabling the athletes to take in some of the beautiful surrounding scenery of the Irish countryside.
Kevin Stewart, Managing Director of Ironman UK and Ireland said: “We are excited about returning to Galway with Ironman 70.3 Ireland in 2012 and are confident that the event will only exceed expectations of athletes and supporters. This year we welcomed a wide range of athletes, from those doing their first 70.3 race to internationally renowned competitors. This is a great chance to get involved in a scenic and challenging race towards the end of the 2012 season.”
More information along with details about how to enter can be found at www.ironmanireland.com.