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Chattanooga a finalist for Ironman 70.3 in 2017

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IRONMAN announced Tuesday that the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship triathlon will be held in the U. S. 

Chattanooga, Lake Placid, NY, and St. George, UT are the three cities named as finalists, these cities currently host IRONMAN or IRONMAN 70.3 races.

Also the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will be a two-day event – with the professional women and age group women racing on one day and the professional men and age group men racing on the other.

Roughly 4,500 athletes from around the world are expected to qualify for this event. 

The IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship began an annual global rotation in 2014 in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada. This August, the event will be held in Europe for the first time, in Zell am See-Kaprun, SalzburgerLand, Austria. The 2016 race shifts to the Southern Hemisphere for the first time, in Queensland, Australia's Sunshine Coast. Domestic and international competitors will earn the right to compete in the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship by qualifying at nearly 90 IRONMAN 70.3 events around the world beginning in July 2016.

For more information about the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, please visit www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/ironman-70.3/world-championship


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