2013-09-06 07:33:41 - Live streaming from Lake Las Vegas, Nevada at Ironman 70.3 World Championship triathlon. Start time, race route, schedule, online timing feed, results stream.
The 70.3 Ironman season for 2013 comes to a head in it's World Championship event, hosted again this year by Las Vegas, with the course centred on the town of Henderson, on the shores of Lake Las Vegas.
For all the event details, with race route, participants, live timing and online stream:
The Ironman 70.3 World Championship is a triathlon competition that will be held at Lake Las Vegas in Henderson, Nevada. The championship is sponsored by the United States Marine Corps and organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) and is the culmination of the Ironman 70.3 series of events. Athletes, both professional and amateur, earn a spot in the championship race by qualifying in races throughout the 70.3
The Ironman 70.3 Series features 57 events that enable qualification to the World Championship event, many of which are making their first appearance in the series due to WTC's expansion of the 70.3 brand. Two of those events, Japan and Syracuse, appear twice during the qualifying year due to changes in these event's positioning within the qualifying year. Professional triathletes qualify for the championship race by competing in races during the qualifying period, earning points towards their pro rankings. An athlete’s five highest scoring races are counted toward their pro rankings. The top 50 males and top 30 females in the pro rankings qualify for the championship race. Professional athletes are also eligible for prize purses at each qualifying event, which range in total size from $15,000 to $75,000.
Amateur triathletes can qualify for the championship race by earning a qualifying slot at one of the qualifying events or through the Physically Challenged Lottery. At qualifying events, slots are allocated to each age group category, male and female, with the number of slots given out based on that category's proportional representation of the overall field. Each age group category is tentatively allocated one qualifying spot in each qualifying event. Some 70.3 events also serve as qualifiers for the full Ironman World Championships in Hawaii.