South Africa offers more female qualifying slots for 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship

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Sep 22, 2018Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa, set to take place on Sunday 27 January 2019 in Buffalo City, has been selected as one of 20 races offering an additional 25 slots for female athletes to race the 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Nice, France.These slots support Women For Tri®, a program of the IRONMAN Foundation®, to welcome and empower new female triathletes and increase participation at all levels of the sport. “With the introduction of our two-day world championship format, there is an opportunity for more high achieving female triathletes to earn a spot to the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship,” said Andrew Messick, President and Chief Executive Officer of IRONMAN.“The athletes that represent the Women For Tri team will help continue to grow the sport.”   Following the standard IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship rolldown ceremony at the Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa, 25 additional slots will be awarded to the next most qualified women, proportional by age group creating a deeper field of female athletes while maintaining the integrity and prestige of an IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship event.The complete list of races that will offer additional slots include:EventDateCountry/RegionIRONMAN 70.3 Nice9/16/2018FranceIRONMAN 70.3 Atlantic City9/23/2018United StatesIRONMAN 70.3 Middle East Championship Bahrain12/8/2018BahrainIRONMAN 70.3 Taupo12/8/2018New ZealandIRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells12/9/2018United StatesIRONMAN 70.3 South Africa1/27/2019South AfricaIRONMAN 70.3 Dubai1/27/2019United Arab EmiratesIRONMAN 70.3 Geelong2/17/2019AustraliaIRONMAN 70.3 Colombo2/24/2019Sri LankaIRONMAN 70.3 Oman3/1/2019OmanIRONMAN 70.3 Puerto Rico3/17/2019Puerto RicoIRONMAN 70.3 Texas4/7/2019United StatesIRONMAN 70.3 Peru4/14/2019PeruIRONMAN 70.3 Gulf Coast5/11/2019United StatesIRONMAN 70.3 Pays D’Aix5/12/2019FranceIRONMAN 70.3 Barcelona5/19/2019SpainIRONMAN 70.3 Victoria6/2/2019CanadaIRONMAN 70.3 Les Sables d’Olonne6/9/2019FranceIRONMAN 70.3 Wisconsin6/9/2019United StatesIRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire6/9/2019United KingdomThe selection as one of the Women For Tri qualifying races come shortly after the news that the 2019 Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa will serve as the official IRONMAN African TriClub Championship event.Triathlon clubs from around Africa will battle it out to earn the title of IRONMAN TriClub Champions, signifying their status as Africa’s top triathlon club in their divisions. At present, over 800 triathlon club members from over 140 clubs are already registered to race.“Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa finishers are a league of legends, so it is only fitting for this historic race to welcome the IRONMAN African TriClub Championship. To see how this race has grown and developed over the last eleven years has been phenomenal.”The quality of race experience, the challenge it offers, and the unique atmosphere are just a few of the reasons this race has reached this level of popularity amongst athletes,” says Keith Bowler, Managing Director: IRONMAN South Africa.Follow more RNEWS articles, subscribe to our YouTube channel and for breaking news LIKE us on Facebook.

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