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Jakarta Post

Bintan Ironman returns with more slots for World C’ship

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, June 26 2019   /  01:46 am
Nathalie Marquet (Courtesy of Ironman 70.3 Bintan)

Nathalie Marquet (Courtesy of Ironman 70.3 Bintan)The Indofood Ironman 70.3 Bintan triathlon competition in Riau Islands is back for its fifth edition this year, offering more slots for the 2020 Ironman 70.3 World Championship qualifier. In the 2019 edition, the event, which will be held on Aug. 25-26, will offer 60 slots — a double in increase from last year — for the best amateur triathletes in the race. In addition to offering extra slots in the world championship, the organizer also aims to improve participants’ experience by making the running course cooler than the previous edition.“By offering 60 slots this year, we are attracting more people from far away because they are trying to qualify for the world championship. That is a big development for the event,” Nathalie Marquet, the CEO of organizer MetaSport, said in Jakarta on Tuesday.The 2020 Ironman 70.3 World Champion...