Penticton Ironman Canada
Subaru Ironman Canada Triathlon
The Penticton Ironman Triathlon was the Subaru Ironman Canada, one of the most popular triathlon races in the world.
2013 Ironman Penticton Update Penticton saw it's last Subaru Ironman Triathlon in 2012. Sadly, the race has been moved. In 2013, Penticton will host a new race called Challenge Penticton' which will take place at the end of August 2013.
It is the oldest Ironman competition in North America.
If you visited the Okanagan during Ironman Canadan in Penticton, this triathlon was an amazing event to watch.
An annual event, Ironman Canada Penticton used to take place every August.
It was an event that is well supported by the local community, with hundreds of volunteers that support every aspect of the race from start to finish.
And not to mention those who get out to watch and cheer the athletes on.
More than 2,500 representatives from all around the world traveled to Penticton to compete. Perhaps the most spectacular part of the race was the swim start.
The Ironman race consisted of a swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and a run 26.2 miles.
Many people who watched the race first saw the swim portion, then got to take a break to wait for the bikes to come in next. You would browse around downtown Penticton and enjoy breakfast and coffee at one of the local restaurants on Main Street.
It was best to make concrete plans for the day and avoid having to drive or cross the race path.
If you were out and about driving in the city, you'd only be able to cross Main Street and Skaha Lake Road at designated intersections.
It was best to be prepared to wait (and be patient, too) - for more than an hour to get through in one direction, especially at peak times from 1 p.m. on. Once the bikes come in and proceed to the final leg of the Penticton Ironman, the marathon run, there would be a steady stream of competitors in both directions.
There are many other festivals fairs and events that take place in Penticton Canada and all around the Okanagan. The Kelowna Apple Triathlon usually takes place the weekend before Penticton Ironman Canada, so if you couldn't make it to watch in Penticton, you may be able to see a race in Kelowna.
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