Ironman Japan:

Date: 2015-08-23
Location: Goto, Nagasaki
Sport: Triathlon
Distance: 140m
Description: Japan    The scene is set at IRONMAN Japan for a breathtakingly inspiring race starting from the crystal clean waters of Lake Toya, a caldera lake measuring 43km around in the Shikotsu Toya National Park  The swim will be wetsuit legal, but not uncomfortably cold with water temperatures between 22 and 24 Degrees Celsius. A lollypop bike course will take athletes around the lake and out onto an 110km loop before retracing back to T2. Rural farmland, forests, mountains and white smoke emitting from the imposing Mt. Usu Volcano will provide athletes a memorable experience that encompasses a little of everything with rolling hills, three main climbs (maximum elevation 340meters) and long straight flats. On the run, a predominantly flat two loop course will take athletes along the mostly tree lined foreshore of Lake Toya. Post race Lake Toya offers a variety of tourist activities including the Usuzan Crater Observation Deck against the back drop of Mt. Yotei and the hot springs in and around Toyako Onsen have been a tourist hot spot for almost 100 hundred years. Off course athletes can aid their post race recovery at the Onsen (Hot Springs), well known for their recuperative powers that will most certainly relieve any race day aches and pains. For international athletes there are a variety of daily flights and airlines flying from Tokyo (1.5 hours by air) and Osaka (2.5 hours by air) to Sapporo, the main airport in Hokkaido. There are also direct flights from around Asia. From Sapporo, it takes two hours by ground transportation to Lake Toya. The event is one of 30 in the global IRONMAN Series. Offering 50 age group qualifying slots IRONMAN Japan will be the first qualifier for the 2014 IRONMAN World Championships, scheduled for October 11th 2014, in Kailua Kona, Hawai`i.  Professional athletes will be competing for a prize purse of $25,000.   .
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Result for 2015