14, 2022, Nur-Sultan will again gather triathlon enthusiasts at the largest
international competition BI GROUP IRONMAN 70.3 ASTANA. It should be reminded
that the race has already been held in Kazakhstan in 2018 and 2019. This year,
in addition to the so-called "half", there will also be a full race
for the "iron" distance - BI GROUP IRONMAN KAZAKHSTAN.
comprises 3 non-stop stages: a 3.86 km swimming race, a 180.25 km bike ride and
a 42.195 km marathon run. The Ironman 70.3 features halved distances: a 1.9 km
swimming race, a 90 km bike ride and a 21.1 km marathon run.
triathletes from 77 countries will take part in the start, which shows the
increased attention of athletes to our region. It will be the first race in
Kazakhstan after a two-year break. The organizers expect large groups of
athletes from the UK, India, Germany and Russia.
such a race contributes not only to the development of amateur sports but also
tourism. For example, a group of triathletes from India will fly in the amount
of 200 people, and this is already one aircraft. Athletes are going to travel
around the south of Kazakhstan and get to know the country. I think this is a
significant contribution to the budget of the city and the entire country,
taking into account that it is held without attracting public funds,» says a
race director, Alexey Sidorenko.
remember that IRONMAN takes place in various parts of the globe throughout the
year. In each, a certain number of places (slots) are played, giving the right
to participate in the main start of the season - the IRONMAN World
Championship. BI Group IRONMAN Kazakhstan will give away 45 slots for the
IRONMAN World Championship 2021 in Kalua-Kona, Hawaii.
«Due to the
cancellation of starts in other countries, we managed to get the opportunity to
give away 45 slots, and they will go to the strongest», - says Alexey.
will be held with the support of the BI Group holding, the Mayor’s Office of
Nur-Sultan city and the Kazakhstan Triathlon Federation.