Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain IRONMAN New Zealand is Military Division Qualifying Race

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first_img Related Following an ‘enormously successful Military Division Qualifying Race’ at the 2016 Cairns Airport IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship Cairns, IRONMAN has announced that the Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain IRONMAN New Zealand triathlon, on 4 March 2017, will serve as the IRONMAN Military Division Qualifying Race for the 2017 IRONMAN World Championship.The IRONMAN Military Division is a growing global programme open to amateur, active duty military personnel from around the world. In its second year the IRONMAN Military Division has had support from active duty military personnel across many nationalities and services.“We see enormous potential for this global programme to continue to grow, driving an exciting and competitive element for the host destination race. Our vision is for hundreds of athletes from across the world to compete annually for these prized IRONMAN World Championship Military Division slots,” said IRONMAN Oceania Managing Director Dave Beeche.In 2017, not only will military personnel have the chance to qualify for the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i, they will do so at one of the world’s oldest IRONMAN events.Firmly established in its hometown of Taupo since 1999, the event showcases some of the best New Zealand and its breath-taking scenery have to offer. The event attracts more than 2,200 volunteers from a population of just 32,000 – and participants ‘encounter the rest along the streets cheering you on.’One of the world’s biggest fresh water lakes offers arguably the best swim on the circuit. A two-loop bike course returns through town before heading through the forests and a three-loop run course leaves athletes in the presence of thousands of spectators.The 2017 Military Division will include age-group categories of 18-29, 30-39, 40-49 and 50+ and will crown male and female champions for each Military Division age group.Ten Military Division slots will be offered for 2017 IRONMAN World Championship and slot allocation and roll down for military athletes will be conducted in conjunction with age-group athlete slot allocation.www.ironmannewzealand.comwww.ironman.comlast_img

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