Ironman has confirmed that a new Ironman 70.3 will be added in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the spring of 2023. The inaugural IM 70.3 Tulsa will take place on Sunday, May 21 in conjunction with the 140.6 IM Tulsa.
“The demand we have seen for Ironman 70.3 racing around North America has been astounding and we are delighted to add an IM 70.3 to compliment the popular full-distance Ironman event here in Tulsa,” said Eric Atnip, Regional Director for The Ironman Group.
“This new event will offer an even more robust day of racing and create additional racing opportunities for athletes. Tulsa has proven itself to be both an exciting and popular destination for athletes and their support crews, so adding an IM 70.3 to one of our popular communities with great local partners is something that just makes sense.”
“The addition of the Ironman 70.3 triathlon option this year will make our event even more enticing to both locals and out-of-towners who want to experience the Tulsa course,” said Renee McKenney, Senior Vice President of Tourism of Tulsa Regional Chamber and President of Tulsa Regional Tourism.
“With the route showcasing Green Country from the serene Osage Hills to the bustling finish line in the heart of Tulsa, we are confident that athletes and spectators will have an experience they won’t forget.”