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Ironman Monterrey 70.3

Course Description

SWIM: 1.2 Miles – 1.9 km (point to point):

The swim start will be as a rolling start.

Athletes will enter the water in a continuous stream through a controlled access point, similar to how running road races are started. An athlete’s times will start when they cross timing mats at the start line. Athletes will be directed to self-seed on race morning based on their projected swim time.

Volunteers and staff will be in the staging area with signs and will assist with this process. Self-seeding will not be mandatory but will be encouraged.

The Santa Lucia River walk is one of the most popular places for visitors that go to the city for a vacation, to do business, or to participate in the great number of Congresses and Conventions celebrated during the year.

Its promenade starts at the ¨Ojos de Agua de Santa Lucia¨ were the city of Monterrey was founded. Through its lengthy passageway of 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles), it connects the Macro Plaza at the Mexican History Museum all the way to the Parque Fundidora.

It has a depth of 1.20 meters (5 feet), with a capacity of 44 thousand cubic meters of water. In the promenade you will find 10 beautiful pedestrian bridges between the corridors, and you can enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the 22 fountains located across the canal. The most famous fountain is the one located on the main lake; it is called The Waves Fountain (Fuente de las Olas).

At night, you will be sure to enjoy the diverse colors and scenic views along this beautiful river tour. You can walk or take a guided boat tour for an experience that you do not want to miss during your visit. With its tranquility, remarkable gastronomy, and the moonlight reflected on Santa Lucia’s water, this attraction is sure to entice you to visit Monterrey again in the future.

Water visibility is 100% and there will be big subaquatic markings every 540 yards, for your reference along the course. Water temperature will be around 77oF (25oC). Cut off time: 1:10 hours after the start.

Swim course IM 70.3 MTY

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BIKE: 56 Miles – 90 km (2 laps):

This fast bike course is almost flat with a few vehicle bridge elevations, surface is paved in very good conditions, starts and finishes in downtown Monterrey at the Macroplaza next to the Governor´s Office Building.

You´ll have to complete 2 laps along the express lane of Constitution (Constitucion) Freeway. Every lap will go by the Macroplaza (transition).

You will find aid stations almost every 10 km (6.2 miles).

Cut off time: 5:00 hours after the last athlete came into water at a Rolling Start.

Bike Course IM 70.3 Mty

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RUN: 13.1 Miles – 21 km (2 laps):

The run course is flat and paved with only a few stairs going out of transition, it will go along the Santa Lucia River walk and inside Fundidora Park, starts and finishes at the Macroplaza.

The entire course will be marked every Mile and every 5 km. Car access will be totally restricted in this course. You will find aid stations every kilometer (0.6213 Mile)

Cut off time: 8 hours and 30 minutes after de last athlete start swimming at the Rolling Start.

Run course IM 70.3 Monterrey

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