The Ironman 70.3 is already a reality in Costa Rica. It will be held on June 18 this year and was made possible after nearly five years of talks. Our country will receive an approximate group of 2,100 athletes who will seek to leave their name high in Playas del Coco, Guanacaste. This mode of triathlon is practiced worldwide and thousands of people meet in the different countries where each of these competitions takes place.
For our country is already confirmed the participation of athlete Rom Akerson, who will process at the beginning of the year the license to run in the professional category in the events of the Ironman franchise, something that no other Costa Rican has done. "In 2008, I ran the ironman Oceanside in California in the PRO category, so it's going to be the second time I've done it, but I'm the only one to do it," Akerson said in a statement from his sponsor Coopenae.
"It's not that I'm focusing on long distance but this opportunity came to run one in Costa Rica. It's going to be nice to compete in a race of that level in our country and leave my sponsor up. Xterra and the world of this modality, so I'm not changing my training plan, "said Rom