Ironman 70.3 World Champs heading Down Under

Australia’s Sunshine Coast to host 2016 Ironman 70.3 World Championship

Australia's Sunshine Coast

Another new venue has been announced for the Ironman 70.3 Worlds – Australia’s Sunshine Coast has been chosen to host the 2016 event, becoming the first ever in the Southern Hemisphere.

Advertisement

They’ll be held in September 2016 as part of a week-long triathlon festival that will include the Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast race, and the event is expected to attract 3,000 athletes from over 70 global qualifying races.

Among those athletes are likely to be some of the big names that have settled in the region, such as current Ironman 70.3 world champion Melissa Hauschildt and former Ironman world champion Pete Jacobs.

This year’s Ironman 70.3 Worlds will be held in Mont Tremblant, Canada on September 7, while next year they’ll be held in Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria in August – marking the first time they have been held outside North America.

Advertisement

To get a flavour of what’s involved in getting to the 70.3 Worlds, check out a recent blog by Tim Ballintine here.