This South Asian city offers a beautiful urban backdrop for the newest IRONMAN 70.3 added to the 2018 Asia calendar.
We are happy to announce today the addition of the IRONMAN 70.3 Colombo. The capital city of Sri Lanka, Colombo embodies the country’s fascinating history and cosmopolitan character through its heritage, architecture, colonial buildings and historic landmarks with stunning high-rises and abundant shopping malls.
The event will take place in the heart of Sri Lanka’s capital city, beginning at the renowned Galle Face Green park with a one-loop 1.9-km swim through the warm and clear waters of the Indian Ocean. The athletes will then progress to a well-paved, flat and fast three-loop 90-km bike course that will travel through Colombo’s City Centre and past the Old Parliament Building and the Port of Colombo, a historical harbour that stood as the center of ancient trading routes. The athletes will then run 21.1-km along the coastline with the unique opportunity to run on the historic Harbour Breakwater enjoying picturesque views of the Indian Ocean before returning back to Galle Face Green park.
February will be an ideal time of year to host the race with warm tropical weather conditions reaching 80 °F (27 °C). Athletes from all around the world will be greeted by hospitable locals cheering them along the race course.
The 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 Colombo will be an age-group only race offering 30 qualifying slots for the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa. On top of the individual category, IRONMAN 70.3 Colombo will offer a relay team option, providing an opportunity for first timers to join the event.