“Phenomenal” interest in the first Ironman 70.3 Dublin means that all 2,200 general entries for next August’s inaugural race sold out within a matter of hours yesterday (24 November), according to the organisers.
Online entries opened at 10am yesterday to over 11,000 pre-registered athletes, and were available on a first come, first served basis, divided between Irish residents and international athletes.
The event will start on 9 August 2015 with a 1.9km swim in Dun Laoghaire, a 90km bike through Dublin City and west into the countryside surrounding the city. T2 will be located in Phoenix Park, which will also host the 21.1km run and the finish.
“We have had a phenomenal interest in Ironman 70.3 Dublin since it was announced and we are just sorry not to be able to accommodate all the athletes who pre registered their interest,” said Kevin Stewart, MD Ironman Northern Europe.
“Demand for securing a place into 70.3 Dublin follows the success of our recent rapid sell out of Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire. With two of the five new European 70.3 events taking place in the UK and Ireland, it demonstrates the continued demand of local athletes wanting to race in an Ironman.”
There are however still some guaranteed entries available via the two official charity partners – Save The Children and The Rotary – and through the travel partner Nirvana Europe.
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