Haugesund becomes a full-distance race

Ironan 70.3 Haugesund will become a full-distance Ironman race in 2018, taking place on July 1.

| July 4, 2017 | NEWS

Norway\'s Allan Hovda wins the 2017 Ironman 70.3 Haugesund triathlon.

Norway's Allan Hovda wins the 2017 Ironman 70.3 Haugesund triathlon.

Photo >José Luis Hourcade

Renowned for it's beautiful scenery and enthusiastic crowds and volunteers, Norway's Ironman 70.3 Haugesund has been a popular race for European athletes. Now they'll have a chance to enjoy twice as much fun - the event becomes a full-distance race in 2018. 

This now puts three full-distance races in Scandinavia as it joins Ironman Copenhagen and Ironman Kalmar.

The course includes a two-loop swim in Skeisvannet lake, followed by a scenic bike ride that takes in the scenic Haugesund region with beatiful mountain and sea views. The four-loop run goes around Haugesund and is lined by cheering spectators throughout.

The race will offer 30 qualifying spots for the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.