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Kazakhstan will host IRONMAN 70.3 Astana

14.06.2018 142 просмотров

Competitions of the highest category in triathlon will be held for the first time not only in the Republic, but throughout the CIS. Athletes from 38 countries of the world will come to the competition. About 600 participants are from Kazakhstan. 


The upcoming competitions will be held according to a shortened program and are more designed for fans of this sport. Professionals call such distances "half", or 70.3. Athletes will compete for 50 slots (tickets) for the World Triathlon Championships, which will be held in September this year in Africa. According to experts, this is quite an impressive number. Usually, about 30 slots are allocated for Ironman series competitions. 

There are three stages in the competition program. At the first stage, athletes will have to swim 1900 meters along the Ishim River. On the second one, you will need to overcome 90 km by bicycle along the route laid through the capital of the Republic with an exit to the bypass road. Those who reach the final stage will have to run 21 km 100 meters. Athletes will finish in the triathlon park in Astana. 

According to the representatives of the organizer of the competition, the construction holding BI GROUP, which received a license to hold Ironman in the Kazakh capital, the track and all related infrastructure are certified and suitable for holding competitions international level. 

In order to educate the younger generation in a healthy lifestyle and to popularize triathlon, before the start of international competitions, the IronKids children's race will be organized, which will be held on June 16th. Adult athletes will start on June 17.

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