goa: India’s first and only Ironman race returns to Goa for its second edition

India’s most awaited endurance challenge Ironman 70.3 returns to Goa as the race takes place at the iconic Miramar Beach here. One of India’s first endurance running events since the pandemic, the event returns to some of Goa’s most prestigious venues with participants completing 1.9km swimming, 90km cycling and 21km running.

In the inaugural edition 2019, over 1,100 triathletes from Switzerland, Singapore, France, Germany, Australia, Qatar, Japan and more were contested for the top honours. Triathletes can expect to cross the finish line with their best performance, as registration for this year’s race begins at 9 am IST on Friday.

“We are excited that Ironman 70.3 is returning in Goa 2022! We look forward to celebrating with our athletes in Goa and the region, as they chase their best performances on race day. As the international journey continues, We can’t wait to welcome the return of Ironman Racing in India,” said Jeff Edwards, Managing Director – Asia, Ironman Group.

Expressing his excitement ahead of Ironman 70.3 Goa this year, Deepak Raj, Co-Founder and CEO of Yoska, a 22-time Ironman finisher, said, “We are delighted to announce the return of Ironman 70.3 Goa which will take place in November this year. We are continuing to build on our success from the first edition in 2019, which has received an overwhelming response from the triathlon community in India and abroad. Really looking forward to hosting Ironman 70.3 Goa 2022 in its full glory I’m excited.”

“We have received tremendous support from the Government of Goa and all concerned state authorities to take this event forward and we are grateful for their continued support. While we all have been going through tough times in the last two years, we at Yosca Let’s do Ironman 70.3 Goa 2022 will give an opportunity to inspire all of us and challenge ourselves to go beyond this.”

Ironman 70.3 Goa 2022 will be held in all its glory and full potential with the collaborative efforts of the Government of Goa, the civil authorities of Goa and the Goa Police. With a focus on the safety of all participants, volunteers, state employees and spectators, the event will maintain all state government-advised COVID protocols.

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