IRONMAN 70.3 Oman, Muscat qualifying slots on 4 February

New Delhi: Sultanate of Oman, a country on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. Formerly a marine empire, it is the oldest independent state in the Arab world. Oman fuses historic Middle East creating an unforgettable holiday destination.

Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman is hosting 2023 IRONMAN 70.3 Oman Muscat (qualifying slots) for the 45 Age Group Qualifying slots for the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship that will take place in Lahti, Finland which will be held from 26-27 August 2023.

The distance of the triathlon will test the mental and physical fitness of the athletes. The qualifying slots for the championship will be held in the scenic Shatti Al Qurum in Oman. Registration for the race is open for the interested athletes.

Interested athletes must register on or before 14 December 2022 to take advantage of the triathlon benefits, including fee-free transfers and partial refund. This benefit is applicable to the qualifying race of the world triathlon championship.

The 2023 IRONMAN 70.3 Oman, Muscat start on 4 February 2023 in front of the InterContinental Muscat in Shatti Al Qurum with a one-loop 1.9 km (1.2 mile) Swim Route in the Sea of Oman.

Following the swim, the athletes will take part in the 90-km (56 miles) Bike Route. They will head off to the scenic Port Sultan Qaboos and Muttrah Corniche, and Muscat Old Town with its exquisite Arabian-style architecture and Al Alam Royal Palace. It will take the athletes through the rolling hills of Muscat’s Al Bustan area, before heading into the city’s central business district, and ascends/descends into the town of Al Amarat. After a final climb out of Al Amarat, the athletes then race back to the transition zone at Shatti Al Qurum. Later, the athletes will then go on a 21.1-km (13.1 miles) run through Muscat’s Ministries District, before finishing at Shatti Al Qurum.

The detailed swim, bike and run route can be viewed at www.ironman.com/im703-oman-course. As the official sponsor, the 5-Star InterContinental Muscat, an IHG Hotel, will form a central hub for race participants, right next to the event’s start/finish location. Registered athletes planning to stay at the IHG hotel can the hotel’s booking representative Sheril D’souza via email (sheril.dsouza@ihg.com) or phone (+968 9198 2378) for queries. The Hotel Partner for the 2023 IRONMAN 70.3 Oman, Muscat is 5km away from the event’s start/finish zone and offers  accommodation option for athletes wanting access to the race.

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