Ironman 70.3 2021

The IRONMAN 70.3 Zell am See-Kaprun is an event for the whole family.

IRONMAN 70.3 ZELL AM SEE-KAPRUN

29 AUGUST 2021

The triathlon event of the starts with a dip in the crystal-clear drinking water of Lake Zell IRONMAN 70.3  in the Salzburg region. Zell am See-Kaprun, a region made for 1,9 km swimming, 90 km cycling and 21,1 km running. You swim across the lake, in your racing bike saddle on one of the most beautiful bike routes in the IRONMAN world and with running shoes along the shores of Lake Zell.

THROUGH THE IRONMAN 70.3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2015 ...

... the region of Zell am See-Kaprun became world famous in the international triathlon scene - absolutely right. The alpine character of the landscape between Glacier, mountains and lake is perfect for top-class endurance sports. Not too cold and not too warm, the Zeller See provides the optimal water temperature for top performance of the participants in the IRONMAN swimming competition. The bike route leads over 90 extremely attractive kilometers through the middle of the surrounding mountains, before the 21,1 km running route throws wonderful views over the lake and the Hohe Tauern in front of the running feet of the iron men and women. How much the athletes can really enjoy from this view, considering the total distance to be completed, remains an open question ...

Mega event to join in & watch

2.500 athletes from one third of the world and an Austrian victory: The eighth IRONMAN 70.3 Zell am See-Kaprun was again a spectacle.

ZELL AM SEE. Zell am See-Kaprun welcomed the 1th edition of the IRONMAN 2019 on September 8, 70.3 and even crowned it with an Austrian victory. The sporting highlight event of the year has now been set in the region for the next five years. Lake Zell was seething, the bike course presented the surrounding mountains in bright sunshine and there was a great atmosphere on the running route through the old town of Zell. Zell am See-Kaprun with its glacier, mountains and lake has been one of the most popular triathlon destinations in the world since the 70.3 IRONMAN 2015 World Championship and was the eighth venue for the top-class sporting event on September 1, 2019.

Steger surprised

The Austrian Thomas Steger achieved an excellent performance while running one of the biggest victories of his career. He completed the IRONMAN 70.3 in a time of 03: 55: 03. Daniela Bleymehl from Germany won the women's event. Salzburg's Andreas Giglmayer made his career in the top 70.3 10 on his last IRONMAN 9. The IRONMAN 70.3 Zell am See-Kaprun is the sporting highlight of the year and even sold out the earliest in the history of the race. 2.500 athletes from 62 nations of the world went to the start and measured themselves about 1,9 km swimming, 90 km cycling and 21,1 km running.

"Unique atmosphere"

Tourism boss Renate Ecker was enthusiastic: "The IRONMAN 70.3 Zell am See-Kaprun is a superlative triathlon weekend in our region. The rush of athletes reflects their enthusiasm for the event when 2.500 athletes measure themselves in a great landscape between glaciers, mountains and sea. Together with the IRON GIRL Run, the Ö3 Disco and the IRONKIDS competition, we once again celebrated a fantastic sporting highlight of the season this weekend ", summarizes Tourism Director Mag. Renate Ecker. Ecker adds: "The unique atmosphere that prevails at this time in Pinzgau underlines the importance of this event. We expect a value added of about 4,5 million euros. Special thanks go to 2.000 volunteers, without whom such an event would not be possible. Together with the neighboring communities, we were also able to unanimously agree on an extension of the IRONMAN 70.3 in Zell am See-Kaprun. We are especially proud that the triathlon will be our sporting highlight for the next five years. "

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NEW IN YEAR 2019: IRONMAN TOUR SERIES

IRONMAN 70.3 Zell am See-Kaprun is an official race of the brand new IRONMAN Tour Series 2019.

REGISTRATION

The IRONMAN 70.3 Zell am See-Kaprun is an event for the whole family. The ladies kick off the competition week with the IRONGIRL Run. On Saturday, the big stage belongs to the junior athletes. Children from all over the world take part in the IRONKIDS competition and radiate around the world with their proud parents. Sunday will then be marked by the IRONMAN world elite and Age Grouper, who will reach their limits in one of Europe's most beautiful triathlon events and be celebrated by thousands of spectators.

The IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon event starts with a jump into the crystal clear drinking water of Lake Zell. Zell am See-Kaprun, a region made for 1,9 km swimming, 90 km cycling and 21,1 km running. You swim across the lake, in your racing bike saddle on one of the most beautiful bike routes in the IRONMAN world and with running shoes along the shores of Lake Zell.

BY THE IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2015
... the Zell am See-Kaprun region achieved world fame in the international triathlon scene - and rightly so. The alpine character of the landscape between the glacier, mountains and lake is perfect for top-class endurance sports. Not too cold and not too warm, the Zeller See provides the optimal water temperature for top performance of the participants in the IRONMAN swimming competition. The bike route leads over 90 extremely attractive kilometers through the middle of the surrounding mountains, before the 21,1 km running route throws wonderful views over the lake and the Hohe Tauern in front of the running feet of the iron men and women. How much the athletes can really enjoy from this view, considering the total distance to be completed, remains an open question ...

Details about the Ironman 70.3

Those who want to participate in the Ironman 70.3 can look forward to an extraordinary challenge, because the participants are waiting for the following distances:

  • 1,9 km swimming
  • 90 km racing cycling
  • 21,1 km running

The 113 kilometer long track equals 70.3 miles, from which the name of the event derives. The fastest finishers land less than four hours in the finish - with thunderous applause.

The routes on the Ironman 70.3 are with an unusual one Sightseeing Tour to compare would not be the extreme requirements. The start is made by two 935 meter round-trip sections through the clear Lake Zell in front of "our front door", followed by a change to the bike in the Alois Latini stadium behind the beach. 
The bike course leads over the asphalt roads of the SalzburgerLand, with over 1.000 elevation gain in additional challenge. 
After another change, the participants go into a running track, which from Strandbad Seespitz on the Turning point Thumersbach leads back to the Zeller Altstadt. The official date for the Ironman is usually the last weekend of august.

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