Tickets sell out for Ironman Nice

Nearly 3,000 entries go in record time

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Next year’s Ironman Nice has sold out in record time, with 2,800 athletes snapping up all available spots three months earlier than last year.

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The 2014 race starts on 29 June with a two-lap sea swim off the Cote d’Azur, followed by a challenging bike leg through mountain villages, before concluding with a four-loop run along the beachfront.

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This year’s winners were the 2013 Ironman World Champ Frederik Van Lierde (BEL) and Mary Ellis of the USA. Star British age-grouper Catherine Faux came fourth.