IRONMAN has announced that the 2023 Itaú BBA IRONMAN® 70.3® Fortaleza triathlon has been selected to host the IRONMAN 70.3 Latin American Championship race. Hosted in the capital of the northeastern Brazilian state of Ceará, the popular and longstanding Brazilian IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon is scehduled to take place on November 19, 2023 at Iracema Beach in Fortaleza. General registration for the 2023 Itaú BBA IRONMAN 70.3 Fortaleza triathlon is currently open at www.ironman.com/im703-fortaleza.
“We are thrilled to bring the IRONMAN 70.3 Latin American Championship triathlon to this longstanding Brazilian IRONMAN 70.3 event here in Fortaleza,” said Joanna Jordan, Vice President – Managing Director of Latin America for The IRONMAN Group. “Fortaleza has contiued to provide athletes an unparalelled race experience since it first began hosting IRONMAN® events in 2014. We could not be more proud to see the event host some of the best athletes from around the world this fall in a Brazilian paradise now with this prestigious designation.”
“It is an honor for us to host the IRONMAN 70.3 Latin American Championship triathlon. The race gains strength, technical level, and becomes even more attractive for athletes, both professionals and amateurs, as well as for the audience in Fortaleza, who will witness some of the main highlights from the national and international circuit up close. Undoubtedly, it is a valuable recognition for our second oldest event on the calendar of our sport,” highlights Carlos Galvão, CEO of Unlimited Sports, which owns and operates the IRONMAN branded events in Brazil.
Fortaleza has a long history with IRONMAN branded events, having hosted seven events, second only to Florianópolis, which has had 21 editions of the Itaú BBA IRONMAN Brazil triathlon. Fortaleza’s debut event was held in 2014 when it hosted the full-distance IRONMAN Fortaleza triathlon. In 2017, the event transitioned to an IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon offering the same magnificant scenary along with a challenging course in this tropical paradise. The announcment marks the third time that Brazil will play host to the IRONMAN 70.3 Latin American Championship race, after Brasília hosted the first edition of the regional championship in 2015 and Palmas in 2016.
The 2023 Itaú BBA IRONMAN 70.3 Fortaleza triathlon kicks off with a rolling start, leading into a single-loop 1.2-mile (1.9-km) swim at Iracema Beach. Once athletes exit the water, they will head onto a single-loop 56-mile (90-km) flat and fast bike course. After finishing a three-loop 13.1-mile (21-km) run course athletes will be greeted by a thrilling finish line looking out at crystal clear waters and one of Brazil’s best beaches.
The professional field of athletes will vie for a $50,000 prize purse and three Professional Qualifying Slots for IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship for the professional men and women to the 2024 VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship triathlon taking place on December 14 and 15, 2024 in Taupō, New Zealand. In addition, the 2023 Itaú BBA IRONMAN 70.3 Fortaleza triathlon will offer 75 Age Group Qualifying slots to the 2024 VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship triathlon.
The Itaú BBA IRONMAN 70.3 Fortaleza triathlon contiues to be a top choice for athletes, ranking in the top ten multple categories in the 2022 Global Athlete’s Choice Awards inlcuding being voted first globally for Post-Race Celebration Experience.
For more information on the IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 brands and global event series, please visit www.ironman.com. For more information on the 2023 Itaú BBA IRONMAN 70.3 Fortaleza triathlon, visit www.ironman.com/im703-fortaleza. Athletes questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.