Time is running out and less than 500 entries remain for the 15th Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship event, which takes place on Sunday, 7 April 2019 in Nelson Mandela Bay.
The annual Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship is less than 50 days away, and there are less than 500 entries available. This event will be offering 80 qualifying slots to the IRONMAN World Championship in 2019 which is held in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i every year.
For the upcoming event in Nelson Mandela Bay athletes can look forward to a different course. The swim will remain the same at the Shark Rock Pier on Hobie Beach. The change comes in with the bike and run sections of the race.
For the bike, athletes will head out Marine Drive and up onto Sardinia Bay Road, turn onto Heron Road and head to Seaview. They will turn around before they get to Thunzi Bush Lodge entrance and head back along the M9 onto Seaview Road. The bike course then takes them through the city where they will be more sheltered from the wind, before going for a second loop. The new course is more picturesque as the Maitlands area will form a greater part of the course.
The run section has also slightly changed, moving the course along Driftsands Drive. This takes away 2 km of ‘dead space’ and allows for more spectators to cheer the IRONMAN athletes on.
Athletes from all over South Africa, as well as international athletes from more than 40 different countries have already entered to participate in the 2019 Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship in Nelson Mandela Bay. With less than 500 entries remaining, be sure not to miss out on your dream to be crowned an IRONMAN in 2019.