Lahti, Finland took centre stage of the triathlon world with two-days of racing at the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship triathlon this past weekend. More than 6,000 registered athletes from 115 countries, regions and territories converged in Lahti, Finland
The 2023 VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship triathlon kicked off with a 1.2-mile (1.9km) ROKA Swim Course, which took place in beautiful Lake Vesijärvi. A challenging but fast 56-mile (91.3km) FULGAZ Bike Course led athletes through the stunning Finnish countryside passing through the small towns of Kärkölä and Hollola and culminating in a steep incline just before returning to transition at the Sport and Fair Centre. The 13.1-mile (21.1km) HOKA Run Course took athletes on two loops beginning indoors at the Sport and Fair Centre, passing inside the Lahti Stadium and tackling a long climb up Salpausselkä ridge before making their way back towards Lake Vesijarvi. The run path showcased beautiful water views and eclipsed the Pikku-Vesijarvi before culminating in an exhilarating finish line experience just in sight of famous Salpausselka Ski Jumps.