Ironman 70.3 Alagoas debuts August 6, 2017

Ironman has announced a new Ironman 70.3 event in Brazil to replace the Brazil-Paraguay event. The new race takes place in beautful Maceio, the capital of the Alagoas region.

| December 2, 2016 | NEWS

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From an Ironman press release

Ironman has a new race in Brazil. Ironman 70.3 Alagoas will take place on Sunday, August 6, 2017 in the iconic coastal capital city of Maceió. This new event takes the place of Ironman 70.3 Brazil-Paraguay triathlon.

“South America has been a region of aggressive expansion for Ironaman over the past few years and our new event in Alagoas is indicative of that growth,” said Joanna Jordan, Managing Director of Latin America for Ironman. “The demand for Ironman races continues to flourish in Brazil, and Alagoas will be an attractive and compelling destination for our athletes and their families.”

Ironman 70.3 Alagoas will lead athletes along a 1.2-mile (1.9K) swim, 56-mile (90K) bike and 13.1-mile (21.1K) run throughout the city of Maceió. The race will begin in the calm waters of Pajuçara Beach with a one-lap swim. From Pajuçara Beach, the flat two-loop bike course will take participants through an amazing landscape extending to Frances Beach, providing remarkable views of the Atlantic Ocean. Athletes will conclude the race with a two-loop run along the Pajuçara Beach, following the palm tree-lined streets of Maceió.

“Maceió, the capital of Alagoas, is located in northeast Brazil. It offers a great coastal ambiance and stands out for its beauty, embedded in palm trees, mangroves and the bright green sea. It also has a remarkable culture, reflected in its arts and crafts, cuisine and customs,” said Carlos Galvão, race director. “Maceió deserves its nickname ‘Water Paradise’ and is famous for its sensational coastline with turquoise waters and amazing beaches. We are pleased to host an Ironman 70.3 triathlon in Alagoas.”

Ironman 70.3 Alagoas will offer 30 age-group qualifying slots to the 2018 Iromman 70.3 World Championship taking place on September 1 and 2 in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa.