IRONMAN 70.3 SOUTH AFRICA – Buffalo City, South Africa
It always seems impossible until it’s done. Take on the Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa in Buffalo City on Sunday, 26th January 2020.
The Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa is the IRONMAN African TriClub Championship race for 2020. Located in Buffalo City, East London is a gateway to the popular Eastern Cape tourist routes, the Sunshine Coast and Wild Coast.
Why race with us?
National highway fully closed for athletes
African Experience including the Wild Coast
Passionate spectator support
One of the most honest bike courses
The area offers miles of beachfront and rich cultural history for tourists to enjoy. Visitors should check out the 200,000 fossilized footprints of man found in Nahoon’s Bat Cave or the world’s only dodo egg at the East London Museum. Amongst the multitude of sights to see, visitors may want to explore South Africa’s wildlife.
Athletes will begin their day with a 1.2-mile ocean swim in East London’s Orient Beach. Protected by the breakwaters of East London’s harbor, athletes can expect generally calm and warm waters. The rolling hills of the 56-mile bike course will be a challenge. Road closures will allow the athletes to safely navigate the course while enjoying the inherent beauty of the landscape. A 13.1-mile, flat run will consist of two-loops with spectacular ocean views. Finishers will be greeted in true style with African dancers, music and spectators.
IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa 2019 offers 65 qualifying slots for the 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Taupo, New Zealand, comprising of 40 age group slots plus 25 qualifying slots for the Women for Tri initiative.