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Ironman 70.3 Panama Returns in 2016 as Pan American Pro Championship

IRONMAN and BN Sports Panama, S.A. today announced the return of the IRONMAN® 70.3® Panama triathlon. Scheduled for Jan. 31, 2016, IRONMAN 70.3 Panama is designated the Pan American Pro Championship for the IRONMAN 70.3 Series.

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Professional athletes will race alongside age-group competitors on a breathtaking course that showcases a beautiful part of Central America. The 1.2-mile swim course will take place in the Pacific Ocean within the banks of the Panama Canal, and the new two-loop bike course leads athletes from the Amador Causeway en route to the new Avenida de los Poetas, passing by the Casco Viejo (Old City) over a magnificent new section of the Cinta Costera (Coastal Strip) over the Panama Bay heading towards Costa del Este via the Corredor Sur turning around at Costa del Sur. The two-loop run course utilizes the Amador Causeway, a major tourism area surrounded by the Pacific Ocean.

One of nearly 85 events in the global IRONMAN 70.3 Series, the race offers a total professional prize purse of $100,000 and 30 age-group qualifying slots to the 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship taking place in Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Registration for the fourth edition of the race will open today at 11:00 A.M. ET, and will be available through the event’s official website at www.ironman.com/panama70.3. A special early entry rate of $250 USD will be offered until Tuesday, February 17 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

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