The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – A total of 950 athletes from over 50 countries will participate in the third annual Ironman 70.3 in Panama which will be held in Panama City on Sunday.

The competition, which is sponsored by the government of Panama, includes the disciplines of swimming, cycling, and running and offers $ 75,000 in prizes.

The race will feature the participation of the winners of Ironman 2012, Evan Doherty (New Zealand ); Ironman 2013, Oscar Galindez (Argentina); Olympic medalist Javier Gomez Noya (Spain), as well as athletes from more than 50 nations.

The triathlon will start early in the morning on the Causeway, on the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal, with the swim test comprising a distance of 2 kilometers (1.2 miles), detailed the Panamanian Minister of the Presidency, Roberto Henriquez.

The competition will continue cycling through the coastal strip, on the shores of the Bay of Panama, with a distance of 90 kilometers (56 miles), finishing with running 21 kilometers (13.1 miles) to return to the Causeway.

In this version of the 2014 Ironman competition, among others there will  be 246 Panamanian athletes, 128 U.S., 100 from Brazil, 79 from Costa Rica, 68 from Mexico, 66 from Venezuela, 55 from Colombia, 42 from Ecuador, 25 from Spain, 23 from Argentina, 22 from Canada, 20 from Guatemala, 12 from El Salvador, 9 from France and 7 Peruvians. (ACAN-EFE)

The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

San Jose Costa Rica

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