Ironman announces two virtual qualifying events for Ironman 70.3 World Championships

Ironman is set to embark on a second season of virtual racing, announcing a new, six-month Ironman VR All-Terrain series that includes two Championship Series races. Each will offer qualifying spots for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Saint George, Utah.

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The events with qualifying spots for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship this September will take place in April and May, each offering 50 slots to the worlds event. To be eligible for a qualifying spot athletes must have a history of racing with Ironman, comply with all the race regulations and rules, and complete the three events within a 12-hour period.

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The championship series races will be part of a six-month program that will include weekly sprint-, Olympic- or half-distance VR races. Each month will feature a different theme – “Flat and Fast,” “Coastal,” “Urban,” “Athlete’s Choice,” “Countryside” and “Alpine.” Things kick off in March with flat and fast courses like Ironman Western Australia, Ironman 70.3 Eagleman, Ironman 70.3 Davao and Ironman 70.3 Lahti Finland. The final month of the series will feature tougher “Alpine” courses.