The inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Greece will take place in Costa Navarino on April 14, 2019; General registration opens May 28, 2018
Costa Navarino welcomes athletes from around the world to Greece’s first ever IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon and to experience the renowned Messinian hospitality, or ‘filoxenia’ in Greek – a word that’s origins stem from Homer’s Odyssey.
Off the pristine beach of Navarino Dunes, athletes will embark on a 1.9km (1.2-mile) swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Ionian Sea, with water temperatures usually around 17°C (63°F).
The bike course has an estimated total elevation of 800m and consists of a two-lap, 90.1km (56-mile) course on excellent paved roads. Heading out of Costa Navarino, athletes will ride through ancient olive groves and pine-covered hills, while never losing sight of the deep blue seascape of the Ionian Sea.
Finally, the 21.1km (13.1-mile) run course will commence from The Westin Resort Costa Navarino towards the golden sand Omega (Voidokilia) Beach, which is adjacent to Gialova Lagoon, a protected Natura 2000 site. The course continues to the lagoon over the village’s cobblestone roads before heading back to the finish line at The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort at Costa Navarino.
IRONMAN 70.3 Greece will offer 30 qualifying slots for the 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Nice, France.
General registration will open at 2pm local time on Monday, May 28, 2018 at www.ironman.com
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