Defending Champ Kevin Collington returns to 70.3 Cartagena Colombia

Friday 30 November 2018
One of South America's most enthralling and righteously preserved colonial destination, Cartagena will seize you in its aged clutches and refuse to let go. Cartagena de Indias is the queen of the Caribbean coast, a fairy-tale city of romance, legends and superbly preserved beauty lying within an impressive 13km of centuries-old colonial stone walls. Cartagena's old town is a Unesco World Heritage site—a maze of cobbled alleys.

Participants will swim 1.2 miles (1.9 km), in the protected waters of the Bahía de las Ánimas. Spectators will have a great view of the entire Swim Course from the Convention Center and many of the surrounding boardwalks and marinas. Water temperatures are expected to be around 80º Fahrenheit (28º Celsius). The transition between the swim and bike will take place in the Camellón de los Mártires Square in front of Cartagena's iconic clock tower, La Torre del Reloj.

Athletes will then ride a 56-mile (90 km) bike ride from the Convention Center and the Torre del Reloj to the Via al Mar, which is the highway that connects Cartagena with the city of Barranquilla. Along the course, the athletes will enjoy views of many beaches and mangroves. This flat and fast out and back course will see high average speeds.

The two-loop run course will take athletes on a 13.1 mile (21km) journey through the Old City of Cartagena. Participants will make their way through the west part of the city with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea which borders the historic walled city.  Upon entering the walled city, athletes will step back in time to the colonial years and pass through the colorful and historical architecture that makes Cartagena a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Athletes will finish their IRONMAN 70.3 journey in front of the Cartagena landmark La Torre del Reloj.

IRONMAN 70.3 Cartagena offers 30 qualifying slots to the 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.

Professionals compete for $25,000 prize purse plus 70.3 WC slot.

MALE PRO:
1 Collington Kevin USA (United States of America)
2 Vanhoenacker Marino BEL (Belgium)
3 Geute Quintero David COL (Colombia)
4 Maciel da Silva Paulo Roberto BRA (Brazil)
5 Rea Tim AUS (Australia)
6 Matheus Bruno BRA (Brazil)
7 Acevedo Van Arcken Rodrigo COL (Colombia)
8 Dominguez Ivan USA (United States of America)
9 Ems Tyler USA (United States of America)
10 Villalta Eduar VEN (Venezuela)
11 Lopes Andre BRA (Brazil)
12 Boggs Ian USA (United States of America)
14 Abaunza Armando PAN (Panama)

FEMALE PRO:
21 Goss Lauren USA (United States of America)
22 Brown Christen USA (United States of America)
23 Donat Camille FRA (France)
24 Guillen Susana PAN (Panama)
25 Hernandez Sandra COL (Colombia)
26 Luniere Nayara BRA (Brazil)
27 Ray Erin USA (United States of America)
28 Van Tassel Amy USA (United States of America)
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