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Durban triathlon date announced


The hugely popular Standard Bank IRONMAN® 70.3® Durban triathlon will be back in 2016 and is set to take place on Sunday, 19 June, 2016 at SUNCOAST, Durban

The Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 Durban triathlon debuted this year with a sell-out field of 3 000 athletes making it the biggest triathlon to ever take place in Durban. The warm climate, fantastic local spectator support and ideal venue make the race as a favourite for South African and international athletes. The June race date positions the event in the best possible time for favourable weather conditions.

Known as South Africa’s winter capital, Durban’s golden mile is famous for its beaches and warm weather. Durban plays host to a multitude of big events and was awarded the 2022 Commonwealth Games earlier this year.

“The Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 Durban has quickly become one of the most popular races in South Africa,” said Keith Bowler, Managing Director for IRONMAN South Africa. “Since this year’s inaugural event we have been inundated with queries about the 2016 race and we are pleased to able to announce the date. We look forward to another great race in South Africa’s winter capital.”

Entries to the Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 Durban has been opened on 03 December at 2:00pm. After the success of the inaugural event, entries are expected to sell fast with an even larger local contingent from Durban.

Tsogo Sun, the Official Accommodation Partner to the Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 Durban triathlon will be running special offers on accommodations to all registered athletes. For more information and to enter, visit