Ironman 70.3 European championship returns to Elsinore

For the third year in a row the Danish town of Elsinore will host the Ironman 70.3 European Championship.

| December 20, 2018 | NEWS

Melissa Hauschildt takes the 2018 Ironman 70.3 European Championship.

Melissa Hauschildt takes the 2018 Ironman 70.3 European Championship.

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Set in the coastal city of Elsinore just 45 km north of Copenhagen for the third year in a row on June 23, the Ironman 70.3 European Championship returns to Denmark once again in 2019. Last year's race, won by American Rodolphe Von Berg (USA) and Australia's Mel Hauschildt (AUS) was fast and competitive, and 2019 will likely feature more of the same. The race will serve as a qualifying event for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Nice next September.
 
The day begins with a 1.9 km swim near Elsinore's original ferry terminal, then heads up the coast for the 90 km bike. The day finishes with a 21.1 km run that ends next to Kronborg Castle (the setting for Shakespeare's Hamlet).

The race will offer  US$75,000 in prize money and will be part of the new 2019 Ironman Tour Series, which means that athletes registering for both the Ironman 70.3 European Championship Elsinore and Ironman Copenhagen will receive additional race benefits.