Lombok will host the Ironman 70.3 triathlon covering 70 miles of distance
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno during a weekly briefing on Wednesday mentioned that Lombok will host the Iron Man 70.3 – which is a long distance triathlon event that was postponed for 2 years due to the pandemic – on October 8.
“If you look closer, Ironman is a very well-known brand for triathlon. Ironman has a reputation for curating professionalism,” Sandiaga Uno said in The Weekly Briefing on Wednesday, September 28.
The Ironman 70.3 stage takes place at three locations in the famous East Nusa Tenggara tourist spot, across West Lombok, Mataram City and Central Lombok. Athletes will cover a total distance of 113.1 kilometers (70.3 miles) including 1.9 kilometers for swimming, cycling for a total distance of 90 kilometers and a marathon covering 21 kilometers.
Ironman 70.3 is said to attract participants from 33 countries, with most coming from Malaysia, Japan, Singapore and Australia.
“What was supposed to be held in July 2020, was postponed to July 2021, then rescheduled again to July 2022, can finally take place on October 8, 2022.” claimed Sandiaga Uno.
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