Ironman fully booked for race's 35th year

Record breaker: Cameron Wurf storms home to break the course record in the 2019 Ironman in Port Macquarie. Photo: Glenn Murray
Record breaker: Cameron Wurf storms home to break the course record in the 2019 Ironman in Port Macquarie. Photo: Glenn Murray

Entries sold out in less than 24 hours for the return of IRONMAN racing in Port Macquarie in 2021.

Following a year of uncertainty, postponements and a number of race cancellations, IRONMAN is launching its 2021 Oceania season with a bang, will a full schedule of racing across Australia and New Zealand locked in from February until December.

After not making it to the start line in 2020, Port Macquarie is set to welcome back IRONMAN Australia on May 2, for the 35th running of the event.

For the first time ever all 2021 IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 events in the region will be open for entry at the same time, giving athletes the perfect opportunity to plan their racing season and lock in their entries.

Dave Beeche, managing director of the IRONMAN Group Oceania, said that by launching all 2021 events at the same time athletes had a chance to plan out their year and lock in their racing calendar.

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"This is the first time we've been able to launch all of our events at the same time and we're looking forward to having athletes from across the region get their schedules locked in and begin working towards what we hope will be a massive 2021," Beeche said.

"This year has been challenging for so many and we hope that by opening up the full season of events we can give our athletes that light at the end of the tunnel that they've been training towards.

"We know that our athletes have been training away at home and want to get back racing again, we had great support at recent events in Queensland and we can't wait to get back in action across Australia and New Zealand."

With thousands of athletes already deferred or transferred into 2021 races, capacity is set to be limited at a number of events and sell outs are expected.

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