PSNews - The Ironman 70.3 Asian-Pacific Championship, taking place from May 9 to 12 in Da Nang, is expected to attract more than 2,200 athletes from 50 countries with the total prize pool is up to 75,000 USD.
Participating athletes will be treated to a fast and scenic course, beginning with a 1.9–km ocean swim, followed by a two–loop 90–km bike course on smooth, paved coastal roads, and finishing with a 21–km flat run course. The race will also offer the participants a chance to enjoy the scene of the beautiful coastal city of Da Nang. It is also among few races that both professional and amateur athletes can join.
Other activities will also take place, including a charity run to raise funds for the Newborns Fund of Vietnam with the aim of reducing the death rate of Vietnamese newly-born babies.
According to organizers, this year's race will go through the 5 districts of Ngu Hanh Son, Son Tra, HaiChau, Thanh Khe and Lien Chieu, and is expected to attract thousands of visitors to Da Nang.
In particular, this year's competition attracted nearly 1,000 Vietnamese participants, up by 20 times compared to the previous edition, as well as 40 professional athletes, including three world Ironman champions, Patrick Lange, Ctaig Alexander and Radka Kahlefeldt.By Duy Tien