A race preview from IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Zell am See-Kaprun race director, Erwin Dokter.

We are looking forward to hosting the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Zell am See-Kaprun, SalzburgerLand in 2015. It is a pleasure for me and my team to be part of one of the most important triathlon races in the world. I would like to explain the world championship race course so athletes know where to go, where to be and what to do on race day.

Pre-race

Race day starts for all IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship athletes at the bike exit, which is on the way to the swim start. It will be your last chance to check your bikes and to set up your bags. At the transition area, there will be bike mechanical services in case you need any last minute adjustments.

There is a direct route to the swim warm-up area at the hostel Schüttdorf for athletes only. In front of the start area is where you'll hand in your morning clothes bags. The first of the three start boxes gives you the opportunity for a last chat with your family and friends before the final whistle blows. See the map to the left for race morning details.

The swim

The IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Zell am See-Kaprun, SalzburgerLand swim is a water start. Athletes will use the stairs which lead into the Zeller See. To ensure you can follow the course easily, buoys will be set up every 50 meters. The course leads you 935 meters straight towards the Grandhotel. There are two turning buoys set 30 meters apart. After the turnaround, you'll swim back 935 towards the swim start.