Following its recent shift in ownership to China’s Wanda Group, IRONMAN has announced the addition of a new IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon in China, which is scheduled to take place on 16 October 2016 in the Anhui Province of Hefei.
Hefei in eastern China is seen as an iconic capital city with access to scenic venues and entertainment options. The new IRONMAN 70.3 Hefei is the second IRONMAN 70.3 race announced for China, after Xiamen, which will be taking place on 6 November.
The IRONMAN 70.3 Hefei triathlon will offer 50 age-group qualifying slots for the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship taking place in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA and 15 qualifying slots for the 2017 IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i.
Course information will be forthcoming. Registration for the new event will open on 2 February 2016.