Ironman 70.3 Oregon ‘dual qualifier’ for World Championships St. George and Lahti

Hannah Wells as one of the contenders. (Picture: Instagram Wells)

Ironman 70.3 Oregon – scheduled for July 10 – is a dual qualifier. The event will offer qualifying slots to both the 2022 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in St George, Utah, and to the 2023 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Lahti, Finland.

Athletes will embark on a 70.3-mile journey consisting of a 1.2-mile down river swim in the Willamette River, a 56-mile ride through Oregon’s wine country and 13.1-mile run featuring Minto Brown Island Park. The race weekend begins on Friday, July 8, with athlete check-in at Salem Convention Center.

Top triathletes from around the world, including Tim O’Donnell (USA), Justin Metzler (USA), Eric Lagerstrom (USA), Heather Jackson (USA), Hannah Wells (NZL), and three-time IRONMAN World Champion Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) among others are scheduled to compete for a professional prize purse of US$30,000.