General registration for IRONMAN 70.3 St Petersburg in Russia is sold out. IRONMAN notes that it took only 31 hours as 2500 athletes quickly signed up for the inaugural event on July 19, 2020.
While the overwhelming majority of the athletes in the event’s first edition are from the host country, competitors from 42 nations and regions will toe the starting line in St Petersburg, the country’s ‘culture capital”’. Female athlete registration is at 13% versus males at 87%.
“We knew the excitement was there,” said Stefan Petschnig, Managing Director of IRONMAN Europe, Middle East and Africa. “However, to fill a first-year event this fast is remarkable by any means; and I would like to congratulate the local organizing team on a sold-out event. We are very much looking forward to welcoming all of these athletes to St. Petersburg.”