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General Entry Opens: Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship

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General registration is now available for the 2010 Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship, being held at the Laguna Phuket Resort in Phuket, Thailand, on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010.

With a well known venue, host and production team, the championship has its roots in the Laguna Phuket Triathlon, one of the most popular destination races on the circuit. Over the years, this race has attracted many of the sport’ top performers including Mark Allen, Paula Newby Fraser, Craig Alexander and Samantha McGlone, who have routinely listed Laguna Phuket as a favorite race due to its course (already used venue), organization and overall tourism experience.

The Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship will incorporate the Laguna Phuket Triathlon’s trademark swim comprised of two bodies of water including asection in the Andaman Sea, a beach run and a section in a lagoon. The bike course will be challenging and scenic with hilly sections and winding rural roads through rubber plantations and villages. The two-loop flat run, around the spectacular Laguna Phuket Resort, will include road, path and grass golf-course sections.

Entries are open to athletes around the world. There are no qualification requirements to enter the race’s Open Division. Competitors wishing to race for Asia-Pacific Championship titles, age group awards and Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 qualifying slots may easily transfer their entries (free of charge) to the Championship Division by finishingin the top 50 percent of their age?group at any 2010 Ironman 70.3 race worldwide.

 Entry is available through the official event website, with Open Division entry limited to 600 athletes/spots. Once Open entries are closed, entries will be available to those winning their age group at any global Ironman 70.3 event. Additionally, competitors finishing insecond to fifth places in their age group at any Ironman 70.3 event worldwide may enter the race as a wild card” entrant (space permitting).

 A  Championship  Division  for  relay  teams  is  also  available,  through  qualification  at  Asia?Pacific  Ironman  70.3  events  only.

The  Ironman  70.3  Asia-Pacific  Championship  event  will  offer  a  US  $60,000  professional  prize  purse  as  well  as  qualifying  slots  for  age  group  winners  and  the  top  10  professional  athletes  to  the  211  Foster  Grant  Ironman  World  Championship  70.3.

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