IRONMAN 70.3 LES SABLES D'OLONNE
16th June 2019
Along this beautiful stretch of Atlantic coastline, Les Sables d’Olonne offers athletes at the brand new IRONMAN 70.3 Les Sables d’Olonne – Vendée kilometres of golden sandy beaches and world-class water sport activities. The French region features a stunning array of landscapes, from picturesque beaches and jagged coastlines, to pine forests and stunning wetlands, and is ideally-situated close to the accommodation-rich city of Nantes and its international airport.
Athletes will start their day at the Promenade Clémenceau for a 1.9km (1.2-mile) swim in the historic Vendée Globe canal before leaving the Vendée Globe Plaza and setting off towards the Olonne forest on the 90km (56-mile) bike course. Crossing forest and French countryside to arrive at Transition at the 18th century Fishing Harbour, athletes will start their 21.1km (13.1 mile) half-marathon along the Les Remblai promenade to complete three loops along the beachfront and finish among the town’s spirited supporters.
IRONMAN 70.3 Les Sables D’Olonne – Vendée will offer 2 professional slots and 75 age group slots for the 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship® in Nice.