Ironman 70.3 Expands into Japan

February 9, 2010

New race scheduled for September 19, 2010

Ironman 70.3 Centrair Tokoname Japan will take place on September 19, 2010. Situated near the city of Nagoya in the Aichi Prefecture, Japan’s fourth largest city, the race unfolds in the Tokoname City precinct surrounding the Centrair International Airport, a spacious and scenic area south of the city.

The Centrair International Airport will act as the hub of the race course that will traverse Tokoname City and surrounding environs. The event expo, race office and awards banquet will be located inside the airport terminal itself, offering a unique Ironman 70.3 experience for athletes and fans alike.

“We are thrilled about this race,” said Murphy Reinschreiber, Ironman’s Managing Director of Asia-Pacific. “An Ironman 70.3 event in Japan – especially at this venue – is a big deal. We expect that this race will introduce new athletes to the Ironman experience and energize Ironman racing in Japan and the region. This event is the result of effort and belief support from a number of Ironman enthusiasts in Japan. No doubt, their enthusiasm will shine through on race day.”

Travel to and from Ironman 70.3 Centrair Tokoname Japan is convenient, with the airport offering direct flights from ports such as Frankfurt, Detroit and Singapore. Domestic flights within Japan are also available, as well as a bullet train service from Tokyo.

Registration is expected to open in March at ironman703.jp, with the entry fee set at JPY40,000.

The event is an addition to the 2010 series and features 25 qualifying slots to the 2010 Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3, held in Clearwater, FL., on Saturday, November 13.

Original post provided by http://ironman.com


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