The 2020 Ironman 70.3 World Championship venue selection

The Ironman 70.3 World Championship in 2020 will either take place in Perth, Australia or in Taupo, New Zealand.

| June 13, 2018 | NEWS

Holly Lawrence wins the Ironman 70.3 World Championship held in Mooloolaba, Australia.

Holly Lawrence wins the Ironman 70.3 World Championship held in Mooloolaba, Australia.

Photo >Kevin Mackinnon

North America, Africa, Europe, Oceania: The Ironman 70.3 World Championship continues to move between the continents. The World Triathlon Corporation has now announced that the championship will return Down Under in 2020: the two triathlon-experienced cities of Perth in Australia and Taupo in New Zealand were announced as finalists to host the world championship in two years. Australia hosted the event in 2016 in Mooloolaba.

Last year's race in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA was won by Daniela Ryf (SUI) and Javier Gomez (ESP). This year the race will take place for the first time in Africa as Port Elizabeth, South Africa will host the race on September 1 and 2. Next year the race returns to Europe as a demanding course awaits the athletes in NIce, France.

Here's a list of sites and winners of the Ironman 70.3 World Championship since it began in 2006:

Venues and champions at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship

Year

Venue

Women's Champion

Men's Champion

2006

Clearwater (USA)

Samantha McGlone (CAN)

Craig Alexander (AUS)

2007

Clearwater (USA)

Mirinda Carfrae (AUS)

Andy Potts (USA)

2008

Clearwater (USA)

Joanna Zeiger (USA)

Terenzo Bozzone (NZL)

2009

Clearwater (USA)

Julie Dibens (GBR)

Michael Raelert (GER)

2010

Clearwater (USA)

Jodie Swallow (GBR)

Michael Raelert (GER)

2011

Henderson (USA)

Melissa Rollison (AUS)

Craig Alexander (AUS)

2012

Henderson (USA)

Leanda Cave (GBR)

Sebastian Kienle (GER)

2013

Henderson (USA)

Melissa Hauschildt (AUS)

Sebastian Kienle (GER)

2014

Mont Tremblant (CAN)

Daniela Ryf (SUI)

Javier Gomez (ESP)

2015

Zell am See (AUT)

Daniela Ryf (SUI)

Jan Frodeno (GER)

2016

Mooloolaba (AUS)

Holly Laurence (GBR)

Tim Reed (AUS)

2017

Chattanooga (USA)

Daniela Ryf (SUI)

Javier Gomez (ESP)

2018

Port Elizabeth (RSA)

2019

Nice (FRA)

2020

Perth (AUS) or Taupo (NZL)

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