The Ironman has changed. It’s now a 70.3. 2012 swim conditions were very very tough plus 70.3 seem to be much more popular.
Can you do it? Can you be known as an ironman? No, not like Robert Downey Jr. in the movie but a real ironman. Great movie though. In order to do so, you must complete the grueling course in under 17 hours. Yes, that’s correct, can you imagine running, biking, and swimming for 17 hours? Crazy!
The 2.4 mile swim will be held at Utah’s newest state park – the beautiful Sand Hollow Reservoir in San Hollow, Hurricane. Sand Hollow is perhaps the top new resort in the St. George are because of it’s natural amenities like Sand Hollow Lake, San Hollow dunes, and plenty of hiking and biking trails.
The 112 mile bike will continue from the Sand Hollow Resort through Washington City by Green Springs Golf Course then into Snow Canyon by the beautiful Entrada Resort Golf Club. The bike loop continues past Kayenta and Gunlock until finally reaching downtown St. George.
And if that’s wasn’t enough for you why not throw a full marathon around downtown St. George the red hills area on top of that. That’s 26.2 miles, I get tired just driving that far in my car.
Sounds like you’ll need a nice place to relax after that brutal exhibit of superhuman ability. You should stay at the Las Palmas Resort in Green Valley and enjoy 6 pools, 4 jacuzzis, massages, and full kitchens.
Ironman Triathlon Lodging St. George Utah in May.