IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship 2016 - Australia
IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship 2016
Perfectly located in the heart of Queensland's Sunshine Coast, Mooloolaba Beach offers the perfect year-round climate and is an ideal location for a sporting event, a relaxing family vacation or just a great place to escape to. The relaxing atmosphere of the Sunshine Coast, the friendly people and the endless scenic beauty of Mooloolaba Beach make it a hugely popular destination to visit.
Competitors will take in the best that Mooloolaba has to offer, starting with a swim at Mooloolaba’s spectacular surf beach. The ocean swim consists of a one-lap course following a counter-clockwise direction. The bike course is a swift and smooth two-lap course with very little undulation once riders hit the Sunshine Motorway. The road surface has been recently resurfaced, which will contribute to even faster times. Athletes will take in charming views of Mt. Coolum along the way.
From transition, runners will head north and onto the iconic Mooloolaba Esplanade. After heading over the scenic Alexandra Headland hill, athletes will continue to Cotton Tree via Sixth Avenue and Alexandra. Athletes will follow the same route for the second lap along striking shores and a spectator-lined course before finishing in the heart of Mooloolaba.