Cameron Wurf excited for Ironman 70.3 Tasmania launch – Trizone

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The first IRONMAN 70.3 Tasmania will be held on Sunday, February 5, 2023, with the Hobart-born and raised athlete excited about the event’s recent launch.

“I was thrilled to hear that IRONMAN was finally coming to my hometown, when I found out the finish line would be 100m from where I lived in Salamanca during my school days, it takes obviously the whole aspect of home racing on a new level,” Wurf said. “When I was little, I grew up skateboarding in the shed where the transition will be located on the dock. My dad was an abalone fisherman so I spent my holidays terrorizing these docks on my bike and board while dad worked on the boat while it was docked.

“Obviously over the last 30 years the area has developed into a fantastic mix of attractions, museums, restaurants and nightlife, but knowing how it all happened will be truly special when I step inside. in this shed to store my bike,” he mentioned. “It was a blue Apollo back then, obviously I’ll be using a bit more sophisticated machine on race day.”

Wurf knows what it takes to step onto the top step of the podium, with his recent successes including victory at IRONMAN Copenhagen last year, and victories at IRONMAN Italy and IRONMAN Australia in 2019.

Photo: Korupt Vision
Photo: Korupt Vision
Photo: Korupt Vision

IRONMAN 70.3 Tasmania will feature a 1.9km swim in the River Derwent that skirts historic Battery Point before embarking on a 90km ride with the most vertical gain of any IRONAMN 70.3 bike course in Oceania . The 21.1km race will allow athletes to enjoy some of the best scenery in Hobart and the surrounding area, with the world famous IRONMAN 70.3 finish line alongside Princes Wharf.

“This will most likely be the most spectacular course and atmosphere on the IRONMAN circuit,” Wurf said. “The wharf area is absolutely bustling during the summer, every man, woman, child and their dog having a great time, it’s the time of year when the town really comes alive and the exhibition and line of arrival will be right in the heart of it all.

“The course will be as you would expect, challenging but fair, stunning views, very very Tasmanian,” he said.

While the 38-year-old currently spends the majority of his time abroad, whether as a professional triathlete or cyclist, Wurf remains a Tasmanian at heart.

“As a proud Tasmanian we always sing the island’s praises,” Wurf said. “The truth is that words cannot express how unique the place is, I travel the world and obviously there is no place on the planet quite like Tasmania.

“It will be fantastic to give the triathlon world the opportunity to see it for themselves,” he said. “I certainly encourage everyone to bring family and friends, it’s a trip anyone can enjoy, not just the athletes.”

IRONMAN 70.3 Tasmania is supported by the Government of Tasmania through Events Tasmania.

Registration for IRONMAN 70.3 Tasmania will open on March 31, 2022.

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