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The growth in popularity of IM triathlon in the Asia-Pacific region is set to continue with the popular MetaMan Bintan triathlon event becoming Swiss-belHotel IRONMAN® 70.3® Bintan, Indonesia.
The inaugural race will take place on August 23, 2015, and be one of the first qualifying races for the 2016 70.3 World Championship to be held in Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Just a short ferry ride from Singapore, the MetaMan Bintan triathlon started in 2012, offering both full distance and long distance races. Set on the beautiful beach resort of Bintan in Indonesia, MetaMan has quickly become a must-do race for many triathletes.
The course for Swiss-belHotel 70.3 Bintan, Indonesia will take athletes on an impressive journey around Bintan Island. The event will begin with the 1.2-mile (1.9 km) swim in calm and clear waters, even giving athletes a view of the ocean floor as they begin their Ironman journeys. Next, athletes will embark on a scenic...