Liuzhou Laowai

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Ironman 70.3

If you are like me, you probably thought what does Ironman 70.3 mean. That source of all human knowledge (not) Wikipedia informs me that

An Ironman 70.3, also known as a Half Ironman, is one of a series of long distance triathlon races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC). The “70.3” refers to the total distance in miles (113.0 km) covered in the race, consisting of a 1.2-mile (1.9 km) swim, a 56-mile (90 km) bike ride, and a 13.1-mile (21.1 km) run

Apparently, it is coming to Liuzhou on April 14th.

Swim Course

Bike Course

Run Course

I have no idea who drew the maps, but that island (萝卜洲 or Radish Islet) to the north of Wenchang Bridge is nowhere near that size! Here is a better illustration.

Anyway more on the event here.

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3 Responses to “Ironman 70.3”

  1. David Says:

    Well whoever it was (that drew the map) I see he’s continued the old chestnut Liujiang River which I thought tautology

  2. Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    Yeah. that also reduces me to stuttering fury. The article gets it both right and wrong in different places.

  3. David Says:

    Yes I noticed that , pedant wot I am !
    Take it you’ve got your racing numbers already pinned to your singlet ……

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