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Images from inaugural 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 Connecticut

The hilly countryside of western Connecticut provided athletes with a challenging course in the inaugural 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 Connecticut, which took place on Sunday, June 2. Acquired from Rev3 in September 2018, the event saw nearly 2,700 registered athletes representing 37 US states and 19 countries, territories, and regions.

 

MIDDLEBURY, CT – JUNE 02: A triathlete puts on their helmet in the transition area before the cycling portion of the IRONMAN 70.3 Connecticut on June 2, 2019 in Middlebury, Connecticut. Formerly the Rev3 Quassy, the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Connecticut triathlon makes its long-awaited debut in Middlebury, Connecticut when over 2,700 registered participants will tackle the 70.3-mile course. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

 
MIDDLEBURY, CT – JUNE 02: Triathletes run to the transition area after exiting the water in the swim portion of the IRONMAN 70.3 Connecticut on June 2, 2019 in Middlebury, Connecticut. Formerly the Rev3 Quassy, the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Connecticut triathlon makes its long-awaited debut in Middlebury, Connecticut when over 2,700 registered participants will tackle the 70.3-mile course. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

 
MIDDLEBURY, CT – JUNE 02: A triathlete competes in the cycling portion of the IRONMAN 70.3 Connecticut on June 2, 2019 in Middlebury, Connecticut. Formerly the Rev3 Quassy, the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Connecticut triathlon makes its long-awaited debut in Middlebury, Connecticut when over 2,700 registered participants will tackle the 70.3-mile course. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

 
MIDDLEBURY, CT – JUNE 02: Triathletes compete in the cycling portion of the IRONMAN 70.3 Connecticut on June 2, 2019 in Middlebury, Connecticut. Formerly the Rev3 Quassy, the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Connecticut triathlon makes its long-awaited debut in Middlebury, Connecticut when over 2,700 registered participants will tackle the 70.3-mile course. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

 
MIDDLEBURY, CT – JUNE 02: Amy Farrell celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the women’s race of the IRONMAN 70.3 Connecticut on June 2, 2019 in Middlebury, Connecticut. Formerly the Rev3 Quassy, the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Connecticut triathlon makes its long-awaited debut in Middlebury, Connecticut when over 2,700 registered participants will tackle the 70.3-mile course. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

 
MIDDLEBURY, CT – JUNE 02: Nicholas Marcantonio celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the men’s race of the IRONMAN 70.3 Connecticut on June 2, 2019 in Middlebury, Connecticut. Formerly the Rev3 Quassy, the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Connecticut triathlon makes its long-awaited debut in Middlebury, Connecticut when over 2,700 registered participants will tackle the 70.3-mile course. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

 
MIDDLEBURY, CT – JUNE 02: A triathlete celebrates as he crosses the finishline during the IRONMAN 70.3 Connecticut on June 2, 2019 in Middlebury, Connecticut. Formerly the Rev3 Quassy, the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Connecticut triathlon makes its long-awaited debut in Middlebury, Connecticut when over 2,700 registered participants will tackle the 70.3-mile course. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

 
MIDDLEBURY, CT – JUNE 02: A triathlete heads to the finish at IRONMAN 70.3 Connecticut on June 2, 2019 in Middlebury, Connecticut. Formerly the Rev3 Quassy, the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Connecticut triathlon made its long-awaited debut in Middlebury, Connecticut. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

 

One of more than 100 events in the global IRONMAN 70.3 Series, athletes took on a 0.47-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run through the New England countryside. The race began with a swim through the blue waters of spring-fed Lake Quassapaug, followed by a challenging bike course through the Connecticut countryside with long winding descents that took athletes along pastoral vineyards. The event was capped off with a two-loop run course through scenic New England neighbourhoods.

The event offered 30 coveted age-group qualifying slots to the 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Nice, France.

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