Top Pros descend on Danang for 2018 Ironman 70.3 Vietnam

Several top pros will compete at Ironman 70.3 Vietnam this Sunday, May 13, for a chance to earn a share of the professional prize purse and valuable 70.3  Pro Ranking Points.

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Techcombank IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam also serves as a qualifying race for the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa, on 1st and 2nd September 2018, with 30 qualifying slots available for age-groupers.

The Pro Start List includes defending champions Tim Van Berkel of Australia and Anna Eberhardt of Hungary.  2016 Ironman 70.3 World Champion Tim Reed will challenge top spot with Berkel, as well as Kiwi Mike Phillips.    Other notables in the Male Pro startlist are Aussie Sam Betten, American Brad Williams and Rodrigo Acevedo of Colombia.

On the women’s side last year’s winner Eberhardt will find stiff competition from Radka Vodickova-Kahlefeldt (CZE) and Asian tour regular Dimity Lee-Duke (AUS).   Other notables in the startlist are Aussies Laura Dennis, Sarah Lester and Lisa Tyack as well as Kiwi Laura Wood.

On the 4thd edition, more than 1100 athletes will be on the startline on Sunday.

The Ironman 70.3 Vietnam will take place in the coastal city of Danang, well known for its pristine beaches, UNESCO world heritage sites and numerous tourist attractions. Situated along an immaculate 30-km stretch of white-sand beach within 100 km of three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Imperial City of Hue, Hoi An Ancient Town and the My Son ruins, Vietnam’s third-largest city plays host to the 3rd IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam. Danang is a bucket-list destination for travelers with its mix of cultural attractions, famous cuisine, beautiful beaches, world-class golf courses and award-winning resorts.
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