A Slovene Becomes First at the Ironman Distance of 70.3 in the Age Category of 55–59 Years
Competitions were held in the US city of Chattanooga (Tennessee). Nataša Nakrst won at one of the short distances in the Ironman marathon (swimming 1.9 km, bicycle race 90 km, and running 21 km).
The total length of the route is 70.3 miles (113 km), so the distance is called Ironman 70.3 (in Russia, Ironman 113).
Janez Klančnik took the 10th place in the category of 30–34 years. Other representatives of Slovenia also managed to successfully overcome the try-out. Domen Denša took the 62nd place and Jernej Ivanovič was at the 126th place.
Ironman is a series of triathlon competitions for a long distance. The competitions are held by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) and consist of three stages without breaks (a swim for 2.4 miles (3.86 km), a bicycle race on a highway for 112 miles (180.25 km), and a run for 26.2 miles (42.195 km). This triathlon is considered one of the most difficult one-day competitions in the world.