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Ironman 70.3 Dún Laoghaire is coming! Here’s everything you’ll need to know.
Save the date – 19 August 2018. Ironman Dún Laoghaire 70.3 will be hitting our shores in place of Ironman 70.3 Dublin, new name, same city! Without a doubt, the Irish will open up their arms again to welcome athletes from across the world to show them a day out they’ll never forget. Here’s all the essential information you’ll need for Ireland’s only half-Ironman event.
General entries open on 15 November at 4 pm CET and AWA and TriClub athletes will receive priority registration Friday 10th November. You can register here on the Ironman website. The event itself will take place on 19 August 2018
The race features a 1.2-mile (1.9KM) swim from Sandycove in the clear waters of the Irish Sea in Dublin Bay. Dublin’s half Ironman uses a rolling swim start, so athletes will head off in waves. The swim is a one-lap sea swim taking place in Sandycove, Dun Laoghaire. Everyone will be given 1 hour 10 minutes to complete the swim. It is a point-to-point anti-clockwise course. Athletes have 10 minutes from the swim cut off to start the bike.
The course will take athletes through County Wicklow, aka the garden of Ireland, on a spectacular and challenging 56-mile (90KM) bike course. Distract your mind from the suffering with stunning views of the Wicklow Mountains National Park.
For the final leg, athletes will take on the 13.1-mile (21.1KM) run through the charming seaside town taking in stunning coastal views. Finishing on the famous East Pier with Dún Laoghaire Harbour and Dublin Bay as the backdrop.
Swim: 1.2 miles/1.9km
Bike: 56 miles/90km
Run: 13.1 miles/21.1km
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Swim: 1 hours 10 minutes, plus a further 10 minutes from the swim cut off to start the bike.
Bike: 5 hours 30 minutes (after you cross the swim start timing mat) plus a further 10 minutes from the bike cut off to start the run.
Run: 8 hours 30 minutes (after you cross the swim start timing mat).
Relays are teams of 2-3 members. Every discipline needs to be done. It is not possible to skip one of those three legs.
The event offers 50 qualifying slots for the 2019 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Nice, France.
Access will be limited on the day, so it has the potential to be a logistical nightmare. Plan ahead and warn all your spectators travelling up for the day about these disruptions to traffic.
There will be no access to Dún Laoghaire harbour in the morning and several roads from Dún Laoghaire into the city centre along the Coast Road will be affected. The quays will close in the morning but will reopen around 10 am.
We’ll update you with all the details of road closures closer to the event.
For more information visit the Ironman website.
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