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Representatives of 47 countries will participate in the IRONMAN competition

There will be one of the most prestigious international triathlon IRONMAN 70.3 BI GROUP Astana on June 17. According to the official website of the akimat with reference to the department of culture and sports, more than 1,300 athletes from 47 countries of the world, including about 700 Kazakhstanis, registered to participate in the competition.

Astana will be the first city in the CIS to host this competition. Ironman triathlon is considered to be one of the most difficult one-day competitions in the world. An athlete who has passed the distance is called "iron man". The start of individual participants of IRONMAN 70.3 Astana is scheduled for 8 am, the start of group teams (relay) – at 08:30. The IRONMAN 70.3 distance includes three continuous stages: swimming (1.9 kilometers), Cycling (90 kilometers), running (21.1 kilometers) with a total length of 113 kilometers, or 70.3 miles.

Among famous participants of the IRONMAN - the Olympic champion, the Deputy of the Majilis of the Parliament Serik Sapiyev and other famous people (olympic champion, Alexander Vinokurov, Astana Pro Team cyclist Asan Bazaev, participant of the Olympic games, triathlete Catherine, sportsman, leader of the movement "Another you" Valikhan Ten, the world championship IRONMAN in Kuala-KONE Pavel Artyushenko, triathlete Thomas Dreyer).

Bright representatives of Kazakhstan and world sports-an indicator of the popularity and prestige of the race, but traditionally "half" is focused on Amateurs, men and women of different ages and professions. The organizers also always welcome the participation of people with disabilities who seek an active lifestyle. Thus, the participants of the social project "Sport without borders" aimed at the socialization of the visually impaired and blind are announced at the start.

It should be noted that within the framework of the first international triathlon competition BI GROUP IRONMAN 70.3 in Astana will function the sports fair from best world brands on June 15-17, where it will be possible to buy sports goods, food, official Souvenirs of the race.

On 16 June in Astana triathlon Park will be hold a free children's race IRONKIDS for children aged 5 to 17 years and IRONKIDS DUATHLON for children from 10 to 15 years.

IRONKIDS and IRONKIDS DUATHLON is held as entertainment for the whole family within each IRONMAN competition. The event is very popular and encourages the younger generation to a healthy lifestyle. It should be noted that the competition IRONMAN 70.3 Astana 2018 is timed to the 20th anniversary of Astana and will contribute to the promotion of the image of our capital in the international arena.

Date and time: 17 June from 08:00 to 19:00.

Venue: Astana triathlon Park.

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