Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3

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The ultimate African IRONMAN 70.3, race in Durban’s natural paradise known for its gorgeous coastline of sun-kissed beaches and subtropical climate.


From Transition at Suncoast Casino, athletes will walk 1.4km to the swim start holding area in the direction of uShaka Marine World. Upon entering the water, swim 300m out and round the first buoy on your left side. Swim 1.3km parallel to the coast and round the second buoy on your left side. Swim the remaining 300m back to the beach. There will be guider buoys on your left and right side, athletes must swim in the middle of the buoys. Upon exiting the water, run/walk the 250m up the beach and down the pathway to Transition. Swim map will be available soon.


Athletes will exit the Suncoast Casino parking lot at the Battery Beach circle and cycle onto Snell Parade and down to Blue Lagoon. Athletes will do the loop around Blue Lagoon and come back to the M4 on-ramp and left onto the M4 heading towards Ballito. Athletes then head out along the M4 highway towards Zimbali. From where the M41 joins from Umhlanga Ridge, the M4 will be closed both sides until the 1st Zimbali circle. Athletes cycle along the M4 and turn around at the first Zimbali Circle and cycle back towards Durban. Ride along the M4 (north bound lane) until the Argyle Road intersection. Here athletes turn 180 degrees and cycle back out along the M4 highway for their second (shorter) inner-loop. Athletes head out to the Glenashley off-ramp and do a 180 degree turn back onto the M4 towards Durban, joining the other returning competitors heading towards Durban. When the athletes get to the Argyle intersection for the second time, they again turn 180 degrees and back along the M4 for only 1km to the Isaiah Ntshangase Road (Country Club) exit. Here the athletes will turn left off the M4 and left again into Masabalala Yengwa Avenue and around King's Park Pool. The athletes then turn left again into Battery Beach Road, travel back to the Battery Beach circle and into the Bike Transition area. Bike map and bike profile will be available soon.


The run course for the Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 Durban will take place on the Promenade. Athletes will exit the Transition area onto the Promenade at Sunkist restaurant and turn right along the promenade past the Suncoast Casino. Athletes will then turn around at New Beach and head back all the way down towards Blue Lagoon. Athletes will then turn around at the jet-ski launch area and head back towards Suncoast Casino. At the M4 underpass, the runners will turn right and proceed underneath the underpass utilising the right hand tunnel. Athletes will then turn around on the Promenade before Masabalala Yengwa Avenue and head back under the underpass on the opposite side. The runners then turn right and head back to New Beach for a second lap. Run map and run profile will be available soon. The Finish Arch and VIP area will be on the Promenade in front of the Suncoast Casino Amphitheatre.