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:

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:

Flashback Friday – On Assignment: Dave Christen at IRONMAN Arizona 2016

With over 130 athletes from Colorado racing IRONMAN Arizona this weekend, we went digging in the 303 archives to resurrect this awesome mini-documentary of a day in the life of Dave Christen at IRONMAN Arizona 2016, courtesy of Kenny Withrow. Enjoy!

Check out the Boulder Peak Recap Video!

Relive and feel the energy from one of the most exciting events of the year, the Boulder Peak Triathlon! Video by Kenny Withrow (Sponsored by: CLIF Bar, Audi Flatirons – Boulder, Colorado Multisport, 303Triathlon, Lorissa’s Kitchen, Rudy Project, blueseventy)

2017 Boulder Peak from 5280 ELITE on Vimeo.