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The first ever Ironman Lanzarote 70.3 is set to take place on 10 November 2012.

The Ironman Lanzarote website has been updated to include a section focusing on a new, previously unannounced 70.3 event on the island. Widely regarded as one of the toughest iron-distance races in the world, the addition of a 70.3 race will provide a perfect stepping stone to the full Ironman, allowing racers to experience the island’s infamous crosswinds and blistering heat without having to cover 266km.

Unlike Ironman Lanzarote, the race is based around the famous training camp Club La Santa, with the 1.9km swim taking place in a safe, closed off salt water lagoon. Out of the water and up the beach to the La Santa complex, competitors will leave transition onto a one-lap 90.1km bike route over seriously hilly and beautiful terrain. Finally, the run is a two-lap affair kept close to La Santa to ensure excellent spectator opportunities and a great atmosphere.

Places are limited to 850 racers with an entry fee of €219. Watch this space for more information about entries going live. is the online home of Triathlon Plus. Save time and money by having every issue delivered to your door or digital device by subscribing to the print edition or buying digitally through Zinio or Apple Newsstand.