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Middle distance race to still go ahead at Wimbleball

Immortal Sport have taken over the famous Ironman 70.3 venue in Exmoor

Immortal Sport have announced they are to take over organising the Wimbleball middle distance triathlon in Somerset, following the news earlier this year that Ironman were to drop the famous toughie, IM UK 70.3, from their 2018 schedule.

This race has been an iconic fixture in the British tri scene since 2006 and is a race we named 8th toughest 70.3 in the world.

IM UK 70.3 was the first official 113km Ironman race in the world and first ran in 2001 in North Wales before moving to Somerset in 2006. Since that day, the event has seen over 20,000 athletes tackle the challenging course famed for its chilly 1.9km lake swim, hilly 90km bike and rolling 21.1km mixed-terrain run route.

The new Wimbleball Immortal Weekend will cater not just for triathletes but their families by offering Tristars junior triathlons as well as entertainment for the family and onsite camping.

The event will also be hosting mixed team relays. To be introduced at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Immortal Sport are one of only a handful of organisers offering the chance to try this fast-paced, spectator friendly format.

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