Just as the Mountain Traverse Team coasts into Whistler on September 9th, three more IRONDames will be heading out on a new challenge: the IRONMAN World Championship 70.3 at Lake Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Ironman World Championship 70.3 is held at Lake Las Vegas in Henderson, Nev., located just minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip. What makes this race special is that athletes have to earn their place in the IRONMAN World Championship 70.3 by qualifying at a previous IRONMAN 70.3 event. More than 60,000 athletes participated in the qualifying IRONMAN 70.3 Series of triathlons but only 1,800 of them could compete in the World Championships. IRONDames Pat Shaw, Gail Burgess and Hélène Desrosiers will endure a 1.2-mile swim in Lake Las Vegas at Lake Las Vegas Resort, followed by a 56 mile bike through Lake Mead National Recreation Area and a 13.1-mile run through Henderson, overlooking the Las Vegas Strip.