The UK’s fastest Kona finisher and Scotsman David McNamee also confirmed to 220 that IM 70.3 Edinburgh is firmly in his own racing plans for 2017, and is looking forward to an M-Dot event on home soil: “It’s really exciting news and will help showcase long course racing in Scotland. I did my first ever triathlon in Edinburgh so it’s great to have the opportunity now to go back to where it all began.”
Fellow Scottish long course pro Fraser Cartmell also said: “Having lived and trained in Scotland throughout my career and having to always travel afar to compete in Ironman events, I was absolutely delighted to hear that Ironman 70.3 is coming to Edinburgh, a city that I am extremely fond of, where I studied at University and have spent so much time through life. I know all fellow Scottish triathletes will be equally thrilled at the prospect of a home Ironman 70.3 event. I cannot wait to stand on the start line!”
General registration for IM 70.3 Edinburgh will open at 1pm GMT on Monday 19th December. A $25,000 USD professional prize purse will also be up for grabs, plus 35 age-group qualifying slots for the 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championship taking place in Chattanooga, Tennessee on the 9th and 10th September 2017.