Ironman to challenge in Đà Nẵng

Ironman to challenge in Đà Nẵng

Athletes start in the  二0 一 五 VNG Ironman  七0. 三 Việt Nam in Đà Nẵng. The central city will host the second edition of the event on May  八. -- VNS Photos Công Thành

ĐÀ NẴNG (VNS) — Powerful athletes will race in the VNG Ironman  七0. 三 Việt Nam in the coastal central city on May  八.

The competition organiser, Sunrise Events Việt Nam, said the race, which was introduced last year in the city, would see athletes from around the world competing in a  一. 九km ocean swim, a two-loop  九0km bike race and a  二 一km run along the coastline of Đà Nẵng.

Organisers said athletes would be treated to a fast and scenic course that begins with an ocean swim in front of the Hyatt Regency Đà Nẵng Resort Spa followed by a bike course that passes many of Đà Nẵng’s famous beach resorts and runs along the city’s coastline.

The final race course will take in several of the city’s key landmarks, with a dramatic finish on the beach at the Hyatt.

The athletes will take at least eight hours to finish the muscle sport race in the city’s hot tropical weather.

The  二0 一 六 VNG Ironman  七0. 三 Việt Nam serves as a qualifying race for the Ironman  七0. 三 World Championship in Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia, and the Ironman  七0. 三 Asia Pacific Championship in Mactan, Cebu, Philippines.

Forty-six qualifying slots based on age group for the world championship and  四 四 slots for the Asia Pacific championship races are at stake, including exclusive slots in each for the top Vietnamese male and female finishers.

Last year, the race drew over  一,000 athletes from  五 四 countries and territories.

James Cunnama from South Africa and Caroline Steffen from Switzerland won the men’s and women’s VNG Ironman  七0. 三 Việt Nam last year.

Ironman to challenge in Đà Nẵng

Việt Nam is the  三0th country in the world and the eighth Asia-Pacific country to host an Ironman triathlon. — VNS