Ironman has announced that Toyohashi and the Atsumi Peninsula will play host to the inaugural IM 70.3 Japan – Higashimikawa, which is scheduled to make its debut on Saturday, June 10, 2023. According to IRONMAN…. ‘Athletes will take on a journey as they will embark past some of the Atsumi Peninsula’s most beautiful coastline and agricultural landscapes.’
“We could not be more excited to return to Japan for an Ironman 70.3 triathlon,” said Jeff Edwards, Managing Director of Asia for The IM Group.
“The Atsumi Peninsula provides a fascinating backdrop of shoreline vistas and agricultural villages. The 90 km single-loop bike course is certain to please all athletes. Toyohashi station is a quick high-speed train ride from Tokyo. We look forward to offering a new Ironman 70.3 race opportunity in Japan.”
Ironman 70.3 Japan – Higashimikawa will treat athletes to a 1.9 km swim in Atsumi Bay at Shiroya Beach Park, a scenic one-loop 90 km bike ride around the Atsumi Peninsula, culminating with a fast point-to-point 21.1 km run from Shiroya Beach Park to a finish at Toyohashi Sports Park.
“It is our great honour and pleasure to bring back a Japan IM race to the Higashi Mikawa region after an absence of three years,” said Hiroshi Otsuka, director of the East Mikawa Community Sports Development Foundation.
“We intend to show visitors our great Higashi Mikawa landscapes and hospitality. Our community is looking forward to hosting an international Ironman 70.3 event.”