Wunderbar! 2015 Ironman 70.3 World Championship heading to Austria

Austrian town of Zell am See-Kaprun to host Europe's first 70.3 Worlds next year

Zell am See-Kaprun

The Austrian town of Zell am See-Kaprun has been picked to host the 2015 Ironman 70.3 World Championship on 30th August, beating off competition from Norway, Luxembourg and France to host Europe’s first 70.3 Worlds.

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While no further details have been released about the course yet, Ironman CEO Andrew Messick has previously said that the 2015 course will be both “scenic and challenging” – not hard to achieve with the massive 3,203m-high Kitzsteinhorn glacier nearby. More details are expected to be released at a press conference on 8th April.

Zell am See-Kaprun sits 750m above sea level in the state of Salzburg, giving athletes easy access via the capital city’s airport. Each age-group winner from this year’s 70.3 World Championship in Mont Tremblant, Canada will automatically qualify for the 2015 finals.

The other three European destinations vying against Zell am See-Kaprun to hold the 2015 finals were Haugesund in Norway, Region Mosell in Luxembourg and Nice in France.

(Main image: Bestzeller)

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