Triathlon WA is delighted to announce the Individual entries for SunSmart Ironman 70.3 Busselton 2013 have reached capacity. Entries for the event opened at 8pm last night.
Event Manager, Ashleigh Davis said, "This is an exciting time for our sport and for the town of Busselton, especially during the non-peak tourism season. The event attracts over 15,000 visitors to this great location on the event weekend".
SunSmart Ironman 70.3 Busselton is the largest event of its type in Australia and now an iconic event on the sporting calendar in Western Australia "It's an iconic event that is held in an iconic location and has quickly become a must do for many athletes within WA and from around the world" Said Ms Davis.
Western Australia is privileged to have three world-class international triathlon events drawing athletes from across the globe to participate. The City of Busselton is an ideal racing environment with the crystal clear swim in Geographe Bay alongside the Busselton Jetty and fast flat roads for the cycle and run, Busselton boasts a strong community spirit to support these events.
Ms Davis stated "We are thrilled with the response from the Australian and International triathlon community for the 2013 SunSmart Ironman 70.3 Busselton."
The sport of triathlon encourages participants to lead a healthy and active lifestyle while catering for the very novice competitor who may enter the sport as a team member only doing one leg of the event, to those dedicated individuals who seek the challenge to participate at marathon distances. The sport of Triathlon is booming around the country, in particular Triathlon Western Australia. Ms Davis quoted "Our membership at Triathlon WA has increased by 58% since 2007. It's fantastic to see the sport grow and more and more participants out there swimming, cycling and running.
To have the event sell out in less than 12 hours with such a strong local, interstate and international field is a credit to Triathlon Western Australia and the continued pulling power of the Ironman 70.3 brand," said Ms Davis
The teams' component of the event still has entries available.
The SunSmart Busselton Festival of Triathlon comprises a series of 3 day events culminating in the SunSmart Ironman 70.3 Triathlon on Saturday 11th May 2013. In lead up to the festival, professional athletes travelling from all around the country will impart some of their esteemed knowledge and skills to local coaches, schools and triathletes. The Festival begins on Thursday 9th May with the Chat with the Pros. Friday morning is host to the Charity Breakfast at The Goose Café, followed by the Village Expo opening at 9am exhibiting local and national retailers'. There are numerous activities for all the community to join in during the day. Friday afternoon sees the SunSmart Kids Triathlon, which forms part of the triathlon calendar for many of the local and visiting children. Saturday is race day for the SunSmart Ironman 70.3 and Teams event. The festival concludes on Saturday evening with the Athlete Function/Medal Ceremony.
Triathlon WA looks forward to once again delivering a safe, fun and competitive event for all participants.
For all event information visit BusseltonHalf.com.