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IRONMAN 70.3 Edinburgh hosts inaugural race in Scotland – 22.07.2017

Edinburgh will host the inaugural Ironman 70.3 in Scotland. (

Swim in the Firth of Forth, cycle through the Lothians, and sprint to the finishing line in Edinburgh’s spectacular Holyrood Park.

Looking for a new venue to pursue Ironman 70.3? Look no further than Edinburgh, Scotland which will host the Ironman 70.3 on July 2nd, 2017. Registration is now open for the inaugural race, expecting 2,000 athletes who are anticipated to head to Edinburgh, the country’s capital, and the surrounding East Lothian and Midlothian countryside.

IRONMAN 70.3 Edinburgh will start at the historic Gosford House with a 1.2 mile (1.9 km) sea swim from Gosford Sands on the Firth of Forth. Upon exiting the swim, athletes will then embark on a one-loop 56 mile (90.1km) bike ride on closed roads through the rolling countryside of East Lothian, Midlothian, through the outskirts of the city centre of Edinburgh and Dalkeith country park.

After a transition at the spectacular setting of Arthur’s Seat—a dormant volcano—in Holyrood Park, athletes will head off on a beautiful multi-lap 13.1 mile (21.2km) run within Holyrood Park before crossing the finish line.
Join Scotland’s multiple IRONMAN winner Fraser Cartmell on the starting line, who is excited about the upcoming race:

“Having lived and trained in Scotland throughout my career and having to always travel to compete in IRONMAN events, I was delighted to hear that IRONMAN is coming to Edinburgh—a city that I am extremely fond of, where I studied at University and have spent so much time…I cannot wait to stand on the start line.”

IRONMAN 70.3 Edinburgh will offer a $25,000 USD professional prize purse and 35 age group qualifying slots for the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship. Learn more at