This course moves west from Sand Hollow State Park though the towns of Washington and St. George. You’ll ride through Snow Canyon State Park and have views of incredibly scenic vistas.
The challenging 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike race and 13.1 mile run, goes through the area’s striking scenery & landscapes. The event is a remarkable experience for athletes and spectators as they immerse in the beauty of the land, and the heart of the people who live here. It may not be the easiest 70.3 race in the world, but it’s Ironman right? If it were easy…everyone would do it.
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St. George is nestled in a land of contrasting colors with majestic mountains and red desert cliffs. This is a vibrant city named one of the “50 BEST PLACES TO LIVE AND PLAY” by National Geographic. While you are here, take some time to visit Zion National Park – Utah’s oldest and most visited national park. The bottom of the canyon offers a most intimate experience and unique perspective – one that you won’t soon forget.
Just 45 minutes from St. George, this is a great way to spend a day! Fly direct into St. George via Denver or Salt Lake City. St. George is just 90 minutes north of Las Vegas.
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Oddly enough, the one piece of the Ironman puzzle I never trained for is called T1.
That’s the zone where you go from the swim to the bike, and become a rock god all in a motion… I had just given the performance of a lifetime as my body floated to shore. Before I knew it two very strong girls, grabbed me be my armpits and stood me upright. A few hundred people were screaming like crazy. I thought the crowd had enough but they roared for more! The 2 girls flung me forward to a pack of “strippers.” One grabbed the zipper on my wetsuit and another pushed me onto my back. They ripped my clothes off before I knew what hit me. “Easy baby, I’m not the man I once was.” They hoisted me up again and 4 or 5 cheerleaders asked if they could put sunscreen on me. Face, neck, arms, legs; they didn’t miss a thing. One girl gave me a kiss on the cheek and one smacked me on the ass, “Go gettem’ Ironman!” Somebody grabbed me by the hand and whisked me backstage. A young kid came up to me and started to pull my costume change from the bag. He asked if he could get me anything as he held my shoes opened. I took the glass of water and finished changing. He escorted me out the backstage to more groupies. “More sun lotion?” The girls asked. “Well, OK, just a bit more…” as I smiled. I trotted down the carpet, and saw that the valet already had my bike ready to go. I jumped on and cracked the throttle. The crowed roared again as I exited out the back. For the next 56 miles, people screamed as I raced back into town.
…For an hour, it was 1985 and I was Bon Jovi.