blank
Connect with us

Sport

Swansea’s second-ever IRONMAN event in July has already sold out

IRONMAN have announced that their second ever event in Swansea to be held in July 2023 has already sold out, with 6 months to go.

Published

on

IRONMAN 70.3 Swansea will see 1,900 athletes take to the start line in Swansea on 16 July 2023.

Athletes from all over the globe and all age groups will compete next summer, traversing scenic coastline and rolling countryside before culminating in Swansea’s city centre.

Advertisement

Swansea Council cabinet member Robert Francis-Davies said: “We’re delighted that IRONMAN 70.3 Swansea on July 16 is already a sell-out. It’s another great – and successful – event being held in our spectacular coastal location.

“That weekend will also see thousands of athletes, supporters and spectators enjoy the 2023 World Triathlon Para Series Swansea on July 15, an amazing end to a week-long Disability Sport Wales Para Sport Festival.

Advertisement

“This unique week was first staged here in summer 2022 and was a great success for athletes, supporters, local businesses and residents. It saw Olympic, Paralympic, World and Commonwealth champions all racing in Swansea.

“We’ll continue to work with the event organisers to ensure that local people and businesses have every chance to plan for and to enjoy all these events.

“We want to inspire local people to compete in sport and to enjoy it in other ways too.”

The one-loop 1.2-mile (1.9km) swim begins at the Prince of Wales Dock, followed by the one-loop 56-mile (90km) bike course through the Mumbles along roads that hug the Gower’s coastal clifftops before cycling out through Rural Swansea and heading back along Swansea Bay into the city.

Lastly, athletes will take on a 13.1-mile (21.1km) two loop run course which takes them from the city centre, out past the new eye-catching gold-coloured Swansea Arena, towards Mumbles before heading back towards the finish line at the Marina.

Advertisement

(Lead image: Nigel Roddis / Getty Images for IRONMAN)

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Trending

Copyright © 2023 Swansea Bay News