ABOUT THE TEAM RELAY CHALLENGE
The world was watching Galway on September 4th when the Ironman 70.3 Series aired on Channel 4, Setanta Sports, Eurosport and ESPN, amongst others channels worldwide. It was a brilliant inaugural event with 100 teams taking part in the relay, and 2012 will be even better!
The Team Relay format has already proved a big hit in Europe and opened up the Ironman brand to a whole new group of athletes. It enables teams of friends, colleagues or club mates who wish to experience a triathlon, to do so under the umbrella of one of the most widely recognised global sporting brands.
HOW DOES THE TEAM RELAY WORK?
The IRONMAN Galway 70.3 Team Relay Challenge enables teams of three to tackle the Galway course, with each participant choosing their favourite discipline from swim, bike or run. This allows specialists in each of the individual disciplines to play to their strengths.
The electronic timing chip, worn on the ankle, will act as the baton for the team and is passed from swimmer to cyclist and cyclist to runner in the transition area. Team members can then join up on the last dash to the finish line to cross together and receive their medals.
The IRONMAN 70.3 Team athletes will race under the same rules as the individual racers, although teams will not have the opportunity to qualify for the 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater, Florida.
WHO CAN TAKE PART?
The IRONMAN 70.3 Team Relay is achievable for any 3 people who are active and enjoy a challenge. We are encouraging friends, companies and fitness or sports clubs to enter a team in the Ironman 70.3 Team Relay Challenge. Team members can be either the same gender or any combination of male & female.
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