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Photos from 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta

INDIAN WELLS, CA - DECEMBER 8: General view of water safety crews on course before sunrise during the IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta on December 8, 2018 in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

The 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta triathlon saw more than 2,300 athletes representing 37 countries and 47 US states start the race. Competitors ranged in age from 18-80 years old.

INDIAN WELLS, CA – DECEMBER 8: General views triathletes biking on course during the IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta on December 8, 2018 in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images for IRONMAN)
INDIAN WELLS, CA – DECEMBER 8: General view of the Women’s Professional swim start during the IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta on December 8, 2018 in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images for IRONMAN)
INDIAN WELLS, CA – DECEMBER 8: General view of the finish line area during the IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta on December 8, 2018 in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images for IRONMAN)
INDIAN WELLS, CA – DECEMBER 8: 2nd Place Joe Gambles of Australia congratulates 1st Place Lionel Sanders of Canada during the IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta on December 8, 2018 in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images for IRONMAN)
INDIAN WELLS, CA – DECEMBER 8: Lionel Sanders of Canada bikes on course during the IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta on December 8, 2018 in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images for IRONMAN)
INDIAN WELLS, CA – DECEMBER 8: A triathlete swims as the sunrise is reflected on the water during the IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta on December 8, 2018 in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images for IRONMAN)
INDIAN WELLS, CA – DECEMBER 8: General view of triathletes running through he palm trees at the Indian Wells Tennis Center during the IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta on December 8, 2018 in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images for IRONMAN)
INDIAN WELLS, CA – DECEMBER 8: General views triathletes biking on course during the IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta on December 8, 2018 in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images for IRONMAN)
INDIAN WELLS, CA – DECEMBER 8: General view of age group triathletes running on the golf course during the IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta on December 8, 2018 in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images for IRONMAN)
INDIAN WELLS, CA – DECEMBER 8: A triathlete dumps water on his head to stay cool while running through a water station during the IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta on December 8, 2018 in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images for IRONMAN)
INDIAN WELLS, CA – DECEMBER 8: General views triathletes biking on course during the IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta on December 8, 2018 in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images for IRONMAN)
INDIAN WELLS, CA – DECEMBER 8: Age Group triathletes run during the IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta on December 8, 2018 in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

One of more than 110 events in the global IRONMAN 70.3 Series, the IRONMAN 70.3 Indian Wells La Quinta triathlon led athletes along a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run throughout the cities of Indian Wells and La Quinta, California, as well as their surrounding areas.

The event offered a total professional prize purse of US$25,000 and 30 coveted age group qualifying slots to the 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, taking place in Nice, France.

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