IRONMAN 70.3 Ireland, Cork sells out inside seven days

The middle distance might well be the sweet spot in terms of endurance triathlon demand, with IRONMAN 70.3 Ireland 2021 selling out in less than seven days

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No surprise that IRONMAN 70.3 Ireland proves popular

That didn’t take long. If you want to take part in the new IRONMAN 70.3 Ireland next year, too late…

Inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Ireland, Cork Sells Out For 2021

The new IRONMAN 70.3 Ireland, Cork on August 14, 2021 sells out to create a festival weekend of sport for Ireland’s Ancient East Coast.

The inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Ireland, Cork sold out within a week of the launch on Tuesday 14th 2021. The IRONMAN 70.3 event was highly requested by athletes after the success of the sold out IRONMAN Ireland, Cork in 2019. The appeal of the Ancient East Coast continues to draw athletes and spectators alike to Youghal for the brand new festival weekend of sport 2021.

The weekend has a packed schedule of events starting with the sold-out IRONKIDS on Friday 13th where 1,500 kids will race through the town finishing under the iconic gantry in the Market Square. 1,600 athletes will look to hear those famous words on Saturday 14th as they cross the finish line for the IRONMAN 70.3 Ireland, Cork. The final and biggest event over the weekend is the full distance IRONMAN Ireland, Cork where over 2,000 athletes will be competing. Limited places are still available for the full distance IRONMAN Ireland, Cork. There is something for everyone as Youghal will also see a programme of family entertainment rolled out across the weekend as well.

Declan Byrne, the Regional Director of Ireland and the UK had this to say about the sell-out event; “We are thrilled to see the IRONMAN 70.3 Ireland, Cork proving so popular with our athletes and selling out so quickly.  Creating a festival weekend and making Youghal the triathlon capital of Ireland was our goal so as many of our athletes as possible could experience this iconic event and the incredible local support!  We are looking forward to delivering an exceptional race experience for everyone next August.”

The added sell-out IRONMAN 70.3 Ireland, Cork will deliver an economic boost as the single IRONMAN event held in 2019 had an estimated impact of €6.32 million on the region.

Speaking about the successful sell-out event, Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. Mary Linehan Foley said “This is a testament to the incredible hospitality of the people of Youghal and the fantastic attractions Cork County has to offer. Everyone involved should take great pride in what has been achieved so far and I look forward to personally welcoming visitors to my beautiful hometown of Youghal.”

Chief Executive of Cork County Council Tim Lucey added “News of the sell-out has made us especially proud of our continued relationship with IRONMAN. The event will bring fantastic economic and social benefits to Youghal and the County as a whole, promoting Cork County as a world-class international destination.”

For more information on IRONMAN 70.3 Ireland, Cork, visit Athlete inquiries may be directed to

John Levison
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John Levison
TRI247's Chief Correspondent, John has been involved in triathlon for well over 30 years, 15 of those writing on these pages, whilst he can also be found commentating for events across the UK.
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