Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Inaugural Ironman 70.3 Italy
The inaugural Ironman 70.3 Italy was held in Pescara on Sunday, June 12th. The top spots in the men's and women's races were taken by Italians: Daniel Fontana and Martina Dogma.
The race began with a 1.9 km swim that took place in the Adriatic, followed by 90 km road course that took riders into the foothills of the Abruzzo Mountains, and finished with a 21.1 km run along the beach promenade of Pescara to the finish line in the heart of the city.
Over 1,000 athletes, representing 47 countries, took part in the race.
This coming weekend is the beautiful Bardolino International Triathlon on Lake Garda, registration now closed having reached it's 1,200 participant maximum.
If you are interested in participating in a triathlon in Italy visit the Federazione Italiana Triathlon website at www.fitri.it
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