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Lake Taupo is well known as the home of IRONMAN New Zealand and is excited to add the newest IRONMAN 70.3 race to its event calendar
Lake Taupo, home to the 2016 Kellogg's Nutri-Grain IRONMAN 70.3 Taupo, is a popular tourist destination, boasting the largest freshwater lake in Australasia and mountains made internationally famous after being featured in the Lord of The Rings trilogy.
Come for the race but enjoy so much more! World-class trout fishing, mountain biking, hiking, adrenaline pumping adventure activities, or just enjoy a relaxing stroll along the lake front. There are restaurants and accommodation options abound; a dynamic boutique retail area; numerous arts and craft galleries and plenty of natural hot pools for soothing your muscles after the big race.
Come and TRI in Nature's Ultimate Playground!'
2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Qualifying Race
There are 30 qualifying slots to the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
The event has been well established in Lake Taupo for 10 years, with 2015 introducing the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Taupo, that has become a course to rave about. We're back in Taupo in 2016 for another fantastic event experience.
The 1.9km swim is located in the pristine fresh water Lake Taupo, the 90km bike rolls through New Zealand’s renowned rural landscape and the 21.1km run takes in the picturesque lake lined with spectator and local support.
TRI NZ Selection Event
IRONMAN 70.3 Taupo is a selection event for The ITU World Champs to be held in Penticton, Canada August 18 - 27, 2017.