Michelle Vesterby heading to China's 70.3 Qujing

Thursday 02 August 2018
Qujing is the second-largest city in Yunnan Province. Founded in Qin Dynasty (BC 221-207), it also has a long history and deep culture. In an area of 130 square kilometers, Qujing has 6.34 million people and eight ethnic groups (namely Han, Yi, Hui, Zhuang, Boyi, Miao, Shui, and Yao) sharing the beautiful land. Qujing is also the birthplace of Ancient Cuan civilization.

IRONMAN 70.3 Qujing will begin with a swim in the Qujing Triathlon Sports Park reservoir. After completing the swim, athletes will transition lakeside then use 320 National road descending east into the city to start 2.25 loops cycling. After that, athletes will go into T2 at the Qujing Sports Culture Park.

The run is a 2 loops around the Zhujiangyuan Avenue. As athletes follow the course they will have a chance to see the beauty of Qujing’s old world architecture in contrast to the sleek modern designs of the sports arenas. At the end of their last loop, athletes will get to celebrate the day's accomplishments at the finish line on the plaza between the brand new soccer and basketball stadiums.

The 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 Qujing will have 30 qualifying slots  for the 2018 IRONMAN World Championship and 50 qualifying slots for the 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship available.

Professionals compete for $25,000 prize purse.

MALE PRO:
1 Dellow David AUS (Australia)
2 Croneborg Fredrik SWE (Sweden)
3 Crawford Guy NZL (New Zealand)
4 Baldwin Nick SYC (Seychelles)
5 Kerin Lachlan AUS (Australia)
6 Kibby Mitchell AUS (Australia)
7 Robins Mitchell AUS (Australia)
8 Shearer Nathan AUS (Australia)

FEMALE PRO:
15 Vesterby Michelle DNK (Denmark)
16 Bevilaqua Kate AUS (Australia)
17 Withrow Kelsey USA (United States of America)
18 Wassner Laurel USA (United States of America)
19 Ray Erin USA (United States of America)
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