East London (Buffalo City) is just days away from yet another historic weekend of racing ahead of the 12th edition of the annual Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa.
Set in the beautiful Buffalo City, East London offers miles of beachfront and rich cultural history for tourists to enjoy. Visitors should check out the 200,000 fossilized footprints of man found in Nahoon's Bat Cave or the world's only dodo egg at the East London Museum. Amongst the multitude of sights to see, visitors may want to explore South Africa's wildlife.
Date: Sunday, 27 January 2018.
Place: East London (Buffalo City)
Athletes will begin their day with a 1.9km ocean swim from East London's Orient Beach. Protected by the breakwaters of East London's harbour, athletes can expect generally calm and warm waters. The rolling hills of the 90.1km bike course will be a tough challenge. Road closures will allow the athletes to safely navigate the course while enjoying the inherent beauty of the landscape. A 21.1km, flat run will consist of two-loops with spectacular ocean views. Finishers will be greeted in emphatic style with music and lively spectators