IRONMAN Weymouth - World Championship Qualifier

IRONMAN Weymouth - World Championship Qualifier

Published at 11:02am 30th March 2017.

There are now 25 MORE qualifying slots for the 2018 World Championship taking place in South Africa.

IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth has received 25 more qualifying slots for the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship taking place in South Africa.

The Weymouth event is happening Sunday 17th September, and will now have 75 qualifying slots for those wanting to compete in the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa.

The IRONMAN Weymouth event debuted in 2016 and has quickly become successful. It is seen as a 'must do' event by athletes, receiving 2,800 entries making it the largest IRONMAN event in the UK.

Alan Rose, Race Director of IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth, said; "It is fantastic to see 70.3 Weymouth being recognised as a key contender on the EMEA IRONMAN event calendar and we are delighted for our athletes that the event has been awarded additional qualification slots. We have seen a great response from athletes wanting to take part in 70.3 Weymouth 2017 and very much hope competitors will continue to come and take part in this 'must do' event on the South Coast."

The event won the top 10 Best Overall Swim category award which was voted by over 50,000 athletes.

IRONMAN 70.3 Weymouth starts with a 1.2 mile swim in Weymouth Bay leading in to a 56-mile loop bike ride, finishing with a 13.1 half marathon run throughout Weymouth.

For further event information and online entry  

Entries are also available through official charity Team Macmillan.  For a reduced entry fee, athletes will receive kit and a dedicated support team in return for fundraising for this highly worthwhile cause, that will help make a huge difference to the lives of people affected by cancer. To find out more please visit


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