St. George Utah: Athletes Prepare For The 2015 70.3 Ironman Triathlon

Kicking off tomorrow morning at the Sand Hollow Reservoir, the 2015 Ironman 70.3 triathlon will swim, bike, and run around the crimson red rock topography of southwestern Utah.

Ironman 70.3 Facts:

Held in the heart of Washington County, the Ironman 70.3 will blaze westward from the Sand Hollow Reservoir though the municipalities of Washington City and St. George Utah. This physically challenging race will include a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike race, and 13.1 mile run. Huffing and puffing their way through southern Utah’s scenic vistas & breathtaking landscapes, the athletes participating in this year’s Ironman 70.3 will no doubt come face-to-face with their own physical limitations.

  • Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015
  • Time: To be determined
  • Admission: $290.00 per participant

Helping to kick off the North American Pro championship series, the St. George event is one of the earliest Ironman triathlons held in the North American series.

Once the athletes are transported to the starting line from the parking lot at Sand Hollow, the Ironman 70.3 triathlon will start off with a pulse-quickening swim across southern Utah’s Sand Hollow Reservoir.

St. George Utah:  70.3 Ironman Triathlon Swim

St. George Utah: 70.3 Ironman Triathlon Swim

Needless to say, the 56-mile bike race and ensuing 13.1 mile run are two of the more challenging obstacles on the Ironman 70.3 circuit.

The St. George Ironman event is an integral part of the Regional Ironman TriClub Championship race series. In addition to member’s only special on-site events, athletes who do well could potentially end up qualifying for one of the 30 slots available for the 2015 Ironman 70.3 World Championship.

St. George Utah IRONMAN: 56 mile bike race

St. George Utah IRONMAN: 56 mile bike race

Facing extreme peaks and valleys throughout this course, athletes and spectators alike will enjoy the breathtaking views of downtown Saint George, Snow Canyon State Park and the Awe-inspiring Red Cliffs Desert Reserve.

St. George Ironman: 13.1 Mile Run

St. George Ironman: 13.1 Mile Run

Buoying spirits and enthusiasm, the long and arduous climb out of Snow Canyon will be lined with several motivational posters from the local tri club. Hopefully helping to ease the difficulty of the physical task at hand.

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