New Ironman 70.3 race in Mexico set for March 2014

Ironman 70.3 MonterreyIronman have announced their newest race, Ironman 70.3 Monterrey, which is to be held 16 March, 2014, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

Said to be a destination event for athletes and their families, the swim will take place in the beautiful Santa Lucia River, one of Monterrey’s most popular tourist destinations, and finish at the Mexican History Museum at Macroplaza downtown. The Santa Lucia River promenade starts at the “Ojos de Agua de Santa Lucia,” where the city of Monterrey was founded. It connects the Macro Plaza at the Mexican History Museum all the way to the Parque Fundidora. The promenade features 10 beautiful pedestrian bridges between the corridors and 22 tranquil fountains.

The fast 56-mile bike course starts and finishes at the Macroplaza next to the Governor´s Office Building. The two-loop run course will start and finish at the Macroplaza and will trace the scenic Santa Lucia Riverwalk as well as wind through Fundidora Park.

More than 2,000 participants are expected for the inaugural event in 2014. Ironman 70.3 Monterrey offers a professional prize purse of $50,000 and 40 coveted age-group slots to the 2014 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada. Online registration is now open.