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Ironman 70.3 at Playas del Coco

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Race in a tropical paradise known for ecologically friendly tourism and world-class beaches.  Taking place June 18 at Playas del Coco, Costa Rica, the 2017 Ironman 70.3 offers 35 qualifying slots to the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

With over 2000 athletes participating, this is one of the most popular and highly anticipated athletic events in Costa Rica.

About Ironman 70.3

Ironman 70.3, also known as a Half Ironman, is one of a series of long distance triathlon races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC). The “70.3” refers to the total distance in miles (113.0 km) covered in the race, consisting of a 1.2-mile (1.9 km) swim, a 56-mile (90 km) bike ride, and a 13.1-mile (21.1 km) run. Each distance of the swim, bike, and run segments is half the distance of that segment in an Ironman triathlon. The Ironman 70.3 series culminates each year with a World Championship competition, of which competitors qualify for during the 70.3 series in the 12 months prior to the championship race.

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About Playas del Coco

Playas del Coco is one of the most popular and traditional beaches in Costa Rica. It is located in a bay with soft waves and is very suitable for swimming and boat docking. Its grey sands extend almost a mile and a half. To the south there is the Centinela Islet where there is a cove with white sands. Playas del Coco has a wide range of recreational and sporting activities, including sport fishing, diving, boat excursions, etc. It is also ideal for hiking and horseback riding.

For more information and registration:  http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman-70.3/costa-rica.aspx#axzz4joffmbl5

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