St. George, Great day to race, adding a full-distance next year

(Liz West)

This weekend St. George offered perfect race weather and a successful day for many Coloradan’s. Boulder’s Sam Long finished 5th overall in a race where the top five men finished within three minutes of each other. 303’s Kenny Withrow has some wonderful race day photos found here: http://bitly.ws/3V2q

But some other big news from St. George seems to be the future of the venue. It was announced last week that it will hosts the 2021 70.3 World Championship and the full-distance race will return in 2020 and rotate with other cities (to be named later) back to St. George in 2023. The full distance races will also be the North American Championship which is currently at Ironman Texas.

The idea of rotating full-distance Ironman’s in addition to adding a full in the mid-west will offer many options for triathletes in the coming years. It will be interesting to see how this impacts current race venues.

If you want to hear a recent interview with Sam Long preparing for the race season, check it out here on Mile High Endurance Podcast: http://traffic.libsyn.com/milehightripodcast/172_-_Going_Long_with_Sam_Long.mp3

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