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Colombo Court Hotel And Spa Hosts Ironman 70.3 Celebrations
Ironman 70.3 Colombo edition concluded successfully on 24th February 2019 with 546 participants from 58 countries taking part in the challenge. For the uninitiated, Ironman 70.3 is a global long distance triathlon initiated by World Triathlon Corporation (WTC). Colombo Court Hotel and Spa’s General Manager Wojciech Raus, was also a participant at this year’s event.
“The experience has been amazing and the level of professionalism of these athletes are beyond astonishing. I look forward to participating again next year!” stated Wojciech Raus.
The ‘70.3’ denotes the total distance of 70.3 miles (113 km) that is covered by competitors: 1.2 miles (1.9 km) swim, 56 miles (90 km) bike ride, and a 13.1 mile (21 km) run. The 70.3 is also called a Half Ironman as it is half the distance of an Ironman triathlon. Competitors could take on the distance by themselves or in relay teams of three people.
The event commenced with a sea swim off the Galle Face Green and ended with the track passing through the landmarks of Colombo and the port of Colombo. Tim Ballintine of Australia won the event in men’s category with a timing of 4 hours, 10 minutes and 13 seconds. Ling Er Choo of Singapore was the first among women, finishing the 70.3 in 4 hours, 41 minutes and 39 seconds. Among the teams, Sri Lanka Navy team outdid the others, winning with a timing of 4 hours, 1 minute and 14 seconds. The top individual Sri Lanka athlete was Ashwin Doranagama, who finished in 4 hours, 41 minutes and 18 seconds. Colombo Court Hotel and Spa is proud to announce that they can count their General Manager Wojciech Raus was among the finishers – the second time he has finished an Ironman 70.3.
Celebrations at the Colombo Court Hotel and Spa
The event attracted not only athletes from all over the city but friends, families, and supporters who gathered to cheer the triathletes. Ironman athletes came together on 1st of March to Cloud Café, for a celebration of their grand achievement, with Colombo Court Hotel and Spa as the host.
Colombo Court Hotel and Spa wishes Ironman 70.3 competitors all the very best in their future athletic endeavors. In the hope of supporting endurance athletes and sporting events, the Hotel has now partnered with Triathlon Club Colombo (TCC), an official partner of Ironman 70.3 Colombo. TCC athletes and members are now entitled to many special offers and benefits from Colombo Court Hotel and Spa, which could be claimed by provided proof of membership.