Ironman has announced that the Ironman 70.3 Peru returns to Lima, Peru, for the first time since 2019. The fourth edition of IM 70.3 Peru is scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 23, 2023.
Ironman 70.3 Peru will begin its journey with a rolling start of the 1.9km swim from Agua Dulce beach in the Pacific Ocean. Once out of the water, athletes will take on the 90km bike course. This will roll on closed roads for a three loop out-and-back along a highway hugging the coastline. The organizers add that the bike course offers a flat and fast route with a couple of cheeky hills which might have athletes jumping out of the saddle.
After transitioning to the run, athletes will take on a two-loop out-and-back 21km run course that goes along the beach path. Much like the bike course, the flat and fast run course should be well-supported.
IRONMAN added that… ‘Peru is one of the world’s most varied countries. It is a multicultural nation, filled with traditions, a unique gastronomy, and vast natural reserves. It is home to 12 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 84 of the planet’s 117 life zones.’
Peru is situated in the western part of South America and shares borders with Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia and Chile. Its territory, covering more than 1.2 million square kilometers, is composed of three regions: Coast, Highlands and Jungle.