IRONMAN 70.3 Kansas pre-race preview
As Craig Alexander prepares for his Ironman 70.3 race in Lawrence Kansas on Sunday, we’ll take a look at the course that’s set out for the event.
The Ironman 70.3 will consist of a course split into three parts, swim, bike and run. The first leg of the race is a 1.2 mile swim in Clinton Lake and will be one loop in a counter-clockwise direction before a short 20 yard run into the bike leg.
Competitors will transition onto the bike from Clinton Lake Stage Park. The route is 56 mile ride through what’s known as “The Iron-Cross” and is single loop course that will intersect the “Iron Cross.” Athletes can expect long, winding, flat stretches matched with steep, challenging hills offering lake front views. Athletes will return to the park grounds of at Clinton Lake State Park for the bike to run transition. The bike to run transition will be located approximately 0.25 mile east of the swim to bike transition.
The final leg of the race is a run which is a 13.1 mile route that extends for 13.1 miles. The course will consist of asphalt roads and trails throughout the campgrounds of Clinton State Park. The run is a very flat and fast course with one 0.25 mile gradual climb. Runners will enjoy a very spectator-friendly run course with constant support before finishing back near the transition area. Spectator-laden campsites will surround the finish line.
For more information on the course, click here.