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IRONMAN 70.3 is taken to the cradle of civilization, to the ancient cities and the azure seas of the Antalya coast, on the high-end training grounds of Gloria Sports Arena, where history and the future are one
The beautiful stretch of Mediterranean coast along the Turkish Riviera is a popular tourist destination. It’s loved for its mild climate, world-famous golf courses, and close proximity to historical sites from Roman times.
With the opening of the Gloria Sports Arena, the biggest multisport complex in the Mediterranean in January 2015, the area is fast becoming a training and competition destination for all kinds of sports year round. The Gloria IRONMAN 70.3 Turkey in Belek/Antalya will be the first long-course triathlon in Turkey.
Held in late October, this race is the perfect opportunity for all those who want to stretch their season further into the autumn months and offers the opportunity to combine racing with a family holiday. The travel infrastructure in the area of Antalya offers easy accessibility as well.
The swim start is on the beach of the luxurious Gloria Serenity Resort and puts you on the 1,9k 2-loop course in crystal clear water with an Australian exit at roughly 1200 meters.
After getting out of the water and passing through the Gloria Serenity lobby, you get your bike in transition and head out on a fast and flat 90k one loop bike course on newly built roads that pass by the most amazing resorts and golf courses on the coast, the Expo 2016 and the ancient site of Aspendos.
Having finished the second leg of your race, gets you back into Gloria Serenity Resort to put on your running shoes and go for a two loop course through the resorts gardens and the 45-hole-golf-course before, after a total of about 18k, you head out towards Belek town to enter the amazing Gloria Sports Arena where a fast Tartan track will make you fly towards the finish line.
Experience Turkish hospitality, linger in one of the five-star hotels, and enjoy the unique combination of sports and entertainment that this race has to offer.
There will be 30 qualifying slots available for the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)