Old Orchard Beach Ironman 70.3 triathlon.. Aug 27

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Old Orchard Beach Ironman 70.3 triathlon.. Aug 27

Postby BDN » Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:14 am

Old Orchard Beach expects 2,300 athletes for Ironman 70.3 triathlon

For the first time, an Ironman Triathlon event will be held on Maine soil.

On Aug. 27, 2,300 athletes are expected to descend on Old Orchard Beach for the Ironman 70.3.

The Ironman 70.3 is half the distance of an Ironman triathlon and consists of a 1.2-mile ocean swim, a 56-mile bike ride and a 13.1-mile (half-marathon) run.

A traditional Ironman encompasses a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile cycle and a marathon (26.2 miles).

http://bangordailynews.com/2017/08/17/s ... triathlon/
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Re: Old Orchard Beach Ironman 70.3 triathlon.. Aug 27

Postby PPH » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:04 am

Old Orchard Beach triathlon joins Ironman family and doubles in size
Formerly known as the Rev3 Triathlon, the event is expected to draw more than 2,000 triathletes Sunday.

...This marks the sixth consecutive year of an August triathlon in Old Orchard Beach, an event formerly known as the Rev3 Triathlon. This year’s race marks the first as part of the Ironman 70.3 series, which includes more than 100 similar events around the world.

Because of Ironman’s name recognition and popularity, the field more than doubled from last year’s race, whose organizer, Revolution3, will be back to coordinate the event.

“We have 2,300 athletes who are registered to race,” said Tracy Bryant, the volunteer director. “In the past, we’ve had around 1,000 athletes combined (for the Olympic distance and the 70.3-mile distance).”

http://www.pressherald.com/2017/08/24/o ... s-in-size/
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Re: Old Orchard Beach Ironman 70.3 triathlon.. Aug 27

Postby PPH » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:10 am

Half Ironman triathlon draws over 2,000 competitors to Old Orchard Beach
More athletes participate and bigger crowds watch the race than in previous years, when it was called the Rev3.

...Tim Brosious, Maine Ironman supply coordinator, has traveled the country in many capacities for the company, including as the race director in Boulder, Colorado. He said Maine’s first Ironman event couldn’t have been better.

“We’ve really enjoyed it here (in Maine). The community has been open to us, so it has been a win-win situation,” he said. “When the community enjoys it … it makes it easier for us to want to come back year after year.”

Scott Janicola of Dix Hills, New York, said that with many relatives in the area and his parents having met at the University of Maine, the race was quite nostalgic. He said his family spent two weeks in Maine during the summers when he was growing up.

“This was a bucket list race for me,” said Janicola, 54, who has competed in almost 20 half- and full triathlons. “(Thoughts and memories of) all of my relatives were going through my thoughts throughout the race.”

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