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More Than 2200 Triathletes to Compete in 2014 IRONMAN 70.3 Florida

Posted on April 8th, 2014 by

Categories: Running, Upcoming

Competitors from 41 States and from countries as far away as Germany and Argentina will descend on Central Florida to test their athletic abilities, stamina and competitive drive on Sunday, April 13 on the 70.3 mile swimming, running and cycling course. Triathletes from a number of tri-clubs from the Tampa, St. Petersburg, Orlando and Miami areas will also compete in IRONMAN 70.3 Florida.

While the more than 2200 adult athletes will be focused on the competition and the challenge provided by the course, area residents will be able to take in the IRONMAN experience on a much more leisurely pace.  Lake Eva Park in Haines City will host three full days of activities that will appeal to the entire family, April 11-13.

Beginning on Friday, April 11 the IRONMAN Village and the Lake Eva Park Bandshell will serve as the hub of all activities during IRONMAN weekend.  The Bandshell area will be host to athlete check-in and the adjacent IRONMAN Village will serve as perfect gathering and meeting place for spectators.  The IRONMAN Village will feature exhibitor booths, an on-site bicycle shop and the IRONMAN Store and many other product and service displays.

Competition gets underway on Saturday morning as Haines City Leisure Services will hold the Run the Ridge 5K at 8 a.m. and the IRONKIDS Florida Fun Run will line up for a 10 a.m. start.

Sunday’s IRONMAN 70.3 Florida competition begins at 6:50 a.m. with the 1.2 mile swim in Lake Eva.  Upon completion of the swim competitors will then embark on the 56 mile bicycle route through eastern Polk County and then complete the competition on the 13.1 mile running course utilizing the roads around Lake Eva.  The event will conclude with the awards ceremony at the Lake Eva Park Bandshell at 4 p.m.

The schedule of events is as follows:

Friday 4/11

2 p.m. – 7 p.m. – IRONMAN Village & Official IRONMAN Store Open

2 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Athlete check-in

2 p.m.  – 7 p.m. – Information booth open

3 p.m. – Athlete briefing

Saturday 4/12

10 a.m. – IRONKIDS Florida Fun Run

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. IRONMAN Village & Official IRONMAN Store Open

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Information booth open

11 a.m. & 3 p.m. – Athlete briefings

Sunday 4/13

5 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Information booth open

6:50 a.m. – IRONMAN 70.3 Florida Race Start

7 a.m. – 3 p.m. – IRONMAN Village & Official IRONMAN Store Open

4 p.m. – Awards Ceremony

For media credentials please contact Al Snow via phone at 863-551-4718 or via email at al@centralfloridasports.com.

For additional event information go to http://centralfloridasports.com/events/ironman-703-florida.aspx

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