Goa Gears Up For Ironman 70.3; From No Of Participants To Duration, All There’s To Know About It

by Tooba Shaikh
Goa Gears Up For Ironman 70.3; From No Of Participants To Duration, All There’s To Know About It

Triathlon is one of the most rigorous forms of physical activity that one can do. And the Ironman triathlon is widely considered one of the world’s toughest triathlons. If you’re up for rigorous physical activity, head to Goa as Ironman 70.3 is coming soon! With around 1600 participants from 30 different countries, the triathlon is one of the biggest ever. Here’s all you need to know about this triathlon in Goa.

Ironman 70.3 Goa: All You Need To Know

 

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Ironman 70.3 is all set to take Goa by storm. With around 1600 participants from 30 countries, this triathlon is slated to be one of the biggest in the world. It will take place on October 8 in Goa and will have a time limit of 8 hours and 30 minutes.

This means that participants have to complete the entire triathlon within this time or else they will be disqualified. The entire triathlon stretches for 113 kilometres and will include running, swimming and cycling.

It will begin at Miramar Beach where triathletes will swim for 1.9 kilometres. Then, they will have to cycle for 90 kilometres and end with 21.1 kilometres run which will begin at Miramar Circle in Panaji.

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Who All Will Participate In The Triathlon?

 

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According to an article recently published by the Hindustan Times, participants will include more than 75 participants from the Armed Forces. There are even CEOs and CFOs from different companies. Though triathlons are primarily male-dominated, Ironman witnessed the participation of as many as 200 women triathletes this year.

Around eight aid stations will be set up at different points for medical and nutritional support. There will also be bike mechanics present. However, if the triathletes face only minor issues with their bikes, like flat tyres, they must deal with them on their own. The bike mechanics are strictly for major issues.

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