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Images from 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship: part three, women’s race

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Over two main days of racing, a diverse line-up of more than 5,500 registered competitors representing 105 countries, regions and territories on six continents toed the line in the 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship on September 7-8. The race weekend featured full live coverage available globally on www.facebook.com/IRONMANNow, and to local viewers in France on La Chaîne L’Équipe.

One day one, for the women’s race, approximately 2,000 women took to the La Baie des Anges in the Mediterranean Sea for a 1.2-mile swim, then through the mountains surrounding Nice, including Col de Vence for the 56.7-mile bike, and along the world-famous Promenade des Anglais for the 13.1-mile run.

 

NICE, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 07: Daniela Ryf of Switzerland waits for the start of IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Women on September 07, 2019 near Nice, France. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

 
NICE, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 07: Lucy Charles-Barclay of Britain leads the swim section of Ironman 70.3 World Championship Women’s race on September 7, 2019 in Nice, France. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

 
NICE, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 07: An athlete competes during the bike leg of IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Women on September 07, 2019 near Nice, France. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

 
NICE, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 07: Imogen Simmonds of Switzerland competes in the bike leg of the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Nice on September 07, 2019 in Nice, France. (Photo by Jan Hetfleisch/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

 
NICE, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 07: Lucy Charles-Barclay of Britain competes during the bike section of Ironman 70.3 World Championship Women’s race on September 7, 2019 in Nice, France. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

 
NICE, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 07: Athletes compete during the run section of Ironman 70.3 World Championship Women’s race on September 7, 2019 in Nice, France. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

 
NICE, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 07: Daniela Ryf of Switzerland celebrates winning the Ironman 70.3 World Championship Women’s race on September 7, 2019 in Nice, France. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

 

With its mix of old-world opulence, year-round sunshine, and seaside scenery, the city of Nice offered competitors ideal conditions for the event. Female athletes as young as 18 and as old as 76 competed to earn the title of World Champion.

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