2010 Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 Comes Back to Clearwater

One could argue that the Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 is the mecca for athletes world wide- and it’s returning to Clearwater, FL on November 13, 2010.

Over 1,800 domestic and international athletic competitors earn the right to compete in the Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 by being made to qualify at one of nearly 50 Ironman 70.3 events held around the globe. The 70.3 part of the Foster Grant Ironman World Championship stands for the number of miles competitors must endure in order to “win the gold”. Shocking right? But, how about breaking that mileage up into three parts? That’s exactly what these competitors do. Foster Grant Ironman World Championship competitors duel it out in a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run, all for the glory of being named the best athlete in the world.

This sporty event consists of 24 age group slots and 20 professional slots, with a $100,000 professional prize purse being offered. And, each age group winner in Clearwater this year will qualify for the 2011 Ironman World Championship 70.3 event.

The victors of the 2009 Ironman World Championship 70.3 were Michael Raelert (Germany) and Julie Dibens, (Great Britain) both of whom set records during the rigorous course. But, athletes aren’t the only ones in attendance, the rigors of this athletic event, and the magnitude of competition, bring thousands of spectators to Clearwater’s Ironman World Championship 70.3.

Like last year’s event, the 2010 race will begin and end at Pier 60.  Beautiful Sand Key Park will also host a number of pre and post-race activities.

Here’s another tidbit which will be of particular interest to journalists.

The Ironman 70.3 is now accepting applications from all media members interested in covering this year’s Ford Ironman Florida, Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3. If you’re a journalist seeking an uncomparable writing opportunity, then you’ll want to go here for more information.

Whether you’re a journalist, or a spectator, this is one sporting event that is a must attend. Clearwater may be known as the heart of the Ironman World Championship 70.3, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Clearwater, FL boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and they didn’t earn the nickname “Emerald Coast” for nothing-Clearwater’s emerald-green waters are second to none.

So, come on down to Clearwater this November and cheer on the U.S.A. athletes as they trek 70.3 miles across Clearwater’s gorgeous landscape. Here at iTrip.net, we have the perfect Clearwater beach house vacation rental to accommodate your needs- including the close proximity to the Ironman 70.3 race.

See you there!