Hayleys Tours News / 2018-05-15

Ironman 70.3 is a triathlon sports event and it is organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC). The event consists of a 1.9km swim, 90km bike ride and a 21.1km run which all adds to a 113km (70.3 miles) race and the endurance of the participants will be tested through this very exciting competition.

For the very first time in the South Asian history the famous Ironman event was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on the 25th of February 2017. Around 850 triathletes from 63 nations gathered together in Sri Lanka and Hayleys Tours was the proud travel partner of this successful event.

“Having partnered the local franchise holder Pro-Am Serendib to bring this prestigious event to Sri Lanka from the most preliminary stages, it has been a true privilege for Hayleys Tours to support this world-famous event as it makes its first step into the South Asian region. The remarkable abilities of athletes who compete in the IRONMAN triathlon serve as a powerful source of inspiration for thousands across the globe and all of us at Hayleys Tours are gearing up for a truly memorable event,” said Hayleys Tours Director Amith Sumanapala.

Ironman 70.3 is one of the largest ongoing sporting events in the world and it is widely considered as one of the most challenging single day sporting events in the world, and when this event entered into the Sri Lankan market, it showed the country’s potential as a preferred global destination for international sports events.

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