Full-distance added in Korea

For the first time since 2007 Korea will host a full-distance Ironman event - after hosting Ironman 70.3 Gurye for three years an Ironman will take place in the beautiful area.

| December 21, 2016 | NEWS

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The picturesque town of Gurye, Korea will host a full-distance race next September 10. Gurye has hosted an Ironman 70.3 race for the past three years. Located in southwest Korea, Gurye is readily accessible from many major cities including Seoul, Busan, and Gwangju. It will be the first full-distance Ironman  triathlon in Korea since 2007.

Athletes will begin with a 3.8-km swim in the pristine fresh water of Jirisan Lake, surrounded by the natural beauty of Jirisan National Park. Athletes will then experience a mostly flat and fast 180-km bike course throughout the scenic Gurye region, passing picturesque mountains, swaying rice fields and the winding Seomjingang River. The 42.195-km run course will take athletes onto trails around the lake and onto the wide-open country road, flanked by cheering local villagers before heading into Jayeon-dream Park resort for an energetic finish line.