Here is my race report from a race I did here in the Basque Country yesterday. It was in Donostia/San Sebastian. Please enjoy,
Latest News - June, 2012
Have you entered the 2012 Western Australian Ironman being held in Busselton on 9th December 2012?
Are you a first timer who’s unsure how to go about your preparation, or a multi finisher looking for a fresh new approach or new training challenge? If your answer is ‘yes’ this might be for you, please read link below:
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Sport can be such a cruel thing at times and leave you wondering why you deserved that result. The harsh reality of sport is it’s a massive wave of emotion….
MEDIA RELEASE USM, MANDURAH, WA (June 18, 2012)
Mandurah will become home to Australia’s premier IRONMAN® 70.3® event thanks to Government support announced today. Online entries for the IRONMAN 70.3 Mandurah event will open on Tuesday, 26 June at www.ironmanmandurah.com. The website will feature all relevant event information and course details.
Tourism Minister Dr Kim Hames said the new IRONMAN 70.3 Australian Professional Championship (APC) would be the nation’s main qualifier for the IRONMAN World Championship 70.3 in the USA, and would therefore attract a high quality field. “IRONMAN 70.3 Mandurah will be the showpiece of the Australian IRONMAN 70.3alendar and as such will be a great event to promote Mandurah, the Peel region and WA to the world,” Dr Hames said.
“The IRONMAN 70.3 Series is the fastest growing triathlon series in the world, with 59 events held in 24 countries that serve as qualifiers for the IRONMAN World Championship 70.3, set to take place at Lake Las Vegas in Henderson, Nev., on September 9, 2012
“We expect IRONMAN 70.3 Mandurah to attract approximately 1,500 competitors and thousands of visitors to the Peel region, providing a tremendous economic boost”.
Western Australia already hosts the very popular IRONMAN Western Australia and IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton. The World Triathlon Corporation, owner and operator of the IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 Series believes WA is ideally placed to host a third major triathlon event.
Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls said Mandurah was geographically a perfect host city for the new IRONMAN 70.3. “The event requires athletes to complete a 1.9km swim, a 90km cycle and a 21.1km run, incorporating Mandurah’s beautiful waterways, foreshore, and city centre.” Mr Grylls said.
“Events like the IRONMAN 70.3 Mandurah really engage the communities that host them, and excite both visitors and locals alike.”
The funding for the IRONMAN 70.3 Mandurah was part of a significant $40 million Royalties for Regions investment over four years for regional events.
The IRONMAN 70.3 Mandurah will offer a USD 50,000 prize purse for the Australian Professional Championship and 40 age group qualifying slots for the 2012 Ironman World Championship 70.3.
Event organisers USM EVENTS are committed to bringing the IRONMAN experience to as many regions as possible and Mandurah presents a perfect location, course and forwarding thinking stakeholders that see the great opportunity the event brings to the area.
“The IRONMAN brand is globally acknowledged and since its inception in 2007 the IRONMAN 70.3 series has become the fastest growing series in the world,” said Daryl Herbert, Managing Director of USM EVENTS. “Mandurah is well positioned to attract the local market, the timing also entices national participation and significant prize purse and Championship status ensure the professionals support,” added Mr Herbert.
SAVE THE DATE! Don’t miss this great production, recap the great day that was SunSmart Ironman 70.3 Busselton 2012.
The other part of being a Triathlete is travel, having to chase that endless summer life can be tough as you generally have to jet set half way around the world lugging that bike just to get closer to that sun, though you see some awesome places! Read on:
Beijing Olympians Brad Kahlefeldt and Courtney Atkinson will make their second Games appearance, joined by young-gun Brendan Sexton
Please enjoy Ashlee’s race report from the Olympic Distance in Ondarroa, Basque Country.