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IRONMAN has announced that the 2022 IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship will be held in Taupō, New Zealand on December 10-11, 2022.

Initially, Taupō was set to host the 2020 edition of the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship on November 28-29. However, the COVID-19 pandemic waylaid plans, leading to the unfortunate cancellation.

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“Taupō is an iconic IRONMAN destination and we look forward to having the best triathletes in the world head to New Zealand for what will be a week-long celebration of triathlon.” said Andrew Messick, President & CEO of The IRONMAN Group.

The 2022 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will see athletes take to the beautiful waters of Lake Taupō for the 1.9km swim leg, before a single-loop 90km bike course and a final 21km run course that winds its way around the waterfront.

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With the cancellation of the 2020 edition of the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, St. George, Utah, USA becomes the next stop for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship on September 17-18, 2021, before heading to New Zealand in December of 2022.