Ironman Coming to Los Cabos
16 Sep, 2015
Two Ironman competitions in Los Cabos on Oct. 25 are expected to be a popular spectator event for visitors.
Half of the 1,500 participating elite athletes will compete in Ironman Los Cabos, which features a 2.4-mile swim beginning at Playa Palmilla; a 112-mile bike ride along the transpeninsular highway from San Jose del Cabo to Cabo San Lucas; and a 26.2-mile run comprised of three laps through the streets of the village, hotel zone and Puerto Los Cabos, ending at the finish line in front of City Hall in San Jose del Cabo.
Ironman 70.3 Los Cabos follows the same route, with athletes competing in half the distances.
“The dramatic terrain of Los Cabos has attracted leisure visitors for decades, and we’re pleased that Ironman has additionally recognized the setting as an ideal backdrop for its world-famous athletic competitions,” said Ruben Reachi, managing director of the Los Cabos Tourism Board.
Runners in both races are competing for qualifying slots in the Ironman World Championship in September 2016 in Queensland, Australia. For details, visit www.ironman.com.