Colombo Court Hotel & Spa At Ironman 70.3 Colombo
World Triathlon Corporation, back in 2005, instituted the Ironman 70.3 race series, which is also known as a Half Ironman. As with the Ironman series, it consists of a number of qualifying races at various locations worldwide, culminating in a world championship race with athletes drawn largely from top finishers in the qualifying events.
The event will take place on 25th February in the heart of the city. 1.9km ocean swim followed by 90km bike course and 21.1km run passes some of Colombo’s landmarks.
General Manager of Colombo Court Hotel & Spa, Wojciech Raus himself will participate at IRONMAN 70.3 and this is what he had to say. “Once I received an invitation to join Colombo Court Hotel & Spa from beginning of February onwards I started my research about Colombo in general. There was a video that I was impressed with (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kENCuOX7Ek) and was shocked when realized that Ironman 70.3 is taking place in Colombo just few weeks after my planned arrival to Sri Lanka.
I knew that with this limited amount of time and with only sprint triathlons in the past on my account I won’t feel confident enough to finish the full race alone. I have then quickly contacted my friend Hotelier Petar from Serbia who is a great runner, working in Galle Fort and we started looking for a cyclist to set up a Relay Team. Triathlon Club Colombo introduced us to Kasun – an active cyclist and here we are: Polish swimmer, Sri Lankan cyclist and Serbian runner taking part in this amazing event!
We look forward in seeing you at IRONMAN 70.3 cheering all our fellow participants this Sunday!
Stay tuned for after the race story through the eyes of competitor!