8 Ironman 70.3 Races Debuting in 2014
Ironman 70.3 MonterreyMonterrey, Mexico - March 14, 2014 1 of 9
One of Mexico's most charming cities plays host to the country's second Ironman 70.3 event. The swim is in the famous man-made Santa Lucia River with the run course also following the river. Located in Nuevo Leon, Monterrey is just a couple of hours from the U.S. state of Texas.
Ironman 70.3 PutrajayaPutrajaya, Malaysia - April 13, 2014 2 of 9
Just 23 miles from Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya is truly unique—it is a relatively new city, with most of the infrastructure being developed in the last 20 years. This allows athletes to see modern architecture and new ideas for city planning up close. The swim is in a man-made lake, while the bike and run courses have perfect roads featuring botanical gardens and other amazing scenery.
Ironman 70.3 AarhusAarhus, Denmark - June 22, 2014 3 of 9
Take on Denmark's second-largest city with this inaugural event. Swim in the charming bay, bike on rolling hills through the city and finish with a three-loop run through downtown streets and the Marselisborg Forest.
Ironman 70.3 BudapestBudapest, Hungary - August 23, 2014 4 of 9
One of the most well-known capital cities in Europe, triathletes finally get the chance to explore it doing what they love. Among the sights on the course are the Heroes' Square, St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Palace District and more.
Ironman 70.3 Foz do IguacuItaipu Hydroelectric, Brazil - August 30, 2014 5 of 9
How's this for an attraction—this race is the first of its kind to take place in two countries. The entire race is within the Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam, which straddles the border of Brazil and Paraguay. Foz do Iguacu is a huge tourist destination, in part because of the magnificent Iguacu Falls.
Ironman 70.3 PrincetonPrinceton, New Jersey - September 21, 2014 6 of 9
A charming Ivy League town just an hour from both New York City and Philadelphia, Ironman 70.3 Princeton is the newest race in the United States. Swim in Mercer Lake, bike through the rolling New Jersey countryside and run on jogging paths throughout Mercer County Park, finishing in the event pavilion.
Ironman 70.3 SilvermanHenderson, Nevada - October 5, 2014 7 of 9
Formerly the 70.3 World Championships, this race was re-branded as Ironman 70.3 Silverman when the world championships moved to Quebec. Enjoy a floating water start and bike and run courses that are both hot and hilly through Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
Ironman 70.3 Western SydneyPenrith, Australia - November 30, 2014 8 of 9
With the stunning Blue Mountains as the backdrop, this race is the ninth 70.3 race being held in Australia. Swim in Penrith Lakes, enjoy the mountain views on your bike and finish your day on the spectator-friendly run course. Penrith is about 30 miles west of Sydney.