70.3 St. George World Championship Triathlon - PJAMM Cycling

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St. George is generally regarded by Ironman pros as the hardest 70.3 course, but also the most fun. This beautiful course is extremely popular and sells out every year. This year it is home to the 70.3 World Championships and open by qualification only.

This course is one of the few Ironmans that include a PJAMM ranked climb, Snow Canyon (mile 44;  2.8 miles @ 5.7% avg grade). The descent down Hwy 78 to T2 will be fast, breaking a -7% grade three times.

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Parking:
Shuttles will transport the athletes from Town Square Park to T1 (Sand Hollow Reservoir) at 4:00AM.  Street parking and open lots are all around the area for athletes. Spectators who want to watch the swim can park along the south side of the reservoir ( a 1.3 mile walk from swim launch)

Historical Weather:
Late October is debatably the best time of year to visit southern Utah in general. Sunny skies, temperatures in the mid 70s, and very low humidity is the norm. Since you'll be racing in a desert, you'll want to err on the cautious side with your hydration program.  Check the PJAMM Cycling Weather Tool for both current and historic weather data.

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We all know about southern Utah's incredible National Parks in the St George area, not to mention the Grand Canyon an easy 2.5 hour drive south, but cycling in these parks is an incredible way to experience them. And you'll already have your bike...  
Check out our pages on cycling Utah's National Parks for ideas: 
Bryce Canyon National Park
Other nearby attractions within a couple hours include Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon, and the Las Vegas Strip. 

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70.3 St. George Bike Course Analysis

Overall Surface Quality:

Good; much of the course was re-paved over the past 2 years.

Last year’s fastest times:

Male: Gustav Iden, 1:58:59 / 28.2 mph

Female: Lucy Charles, 2:14:59 / 24.9 mph

Strava Activity of last year’s Champion (or runner up):

Male: https://www.strava.com/activities/5981890643 

Female: https://www.strava.com/activities/5986646049 

Strava Segment:

https://www.strava.com/segments/28263295 

Transition Layout:

T1:

T2:

                                Course Recon                                

Major Ascents:

Snow Canyon (@ mi 44)    -    4.5 mi,  4.4% grade, 1038ft gained, 1.6 fiets

(steepest section pictured)


Southern Parkway Climb (@ mi 3.7)    -    .9 mi,  5.3% grade,  238ft gained

(complete hill pictured)


W State Street Climb (@ mi 15.8)    -    Breaks 5% twice


Washington Parkway Climb (@ mi 22.5)    -   peaks at just under 8%

(complete hill pictured)


Red Hills Parkway Climb (@ mi 33.7)    -    peaks at just under 8%

Turn by Turn:

Turn 1:

90˚ Left turn;  Transition to Sand Hollow Road;  Mile 0.5:

Entrance gradient (preceding .1 mile): -0.1%

Exit gradient (next .1 mile): 1%        

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Turn 2:

90˚ Left turn; Mile 1.4

Entrance gradient (preceding .1 mile): 3.1%

Exit gradient (next .1 mile): -1.5%                                                

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Turn 3:

90˚ Right turn;  Mile 6

Entrance gradient (preceding .1 mile): 3.4%

Exit gradient (next .1 mile): -1.9%                                                

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Turn 4:

180˚ U-turn;  Mile 7.7

Entrance gradient (preceding .1 mile): 0.1%

Exit gradient (next .1 mile): -0.1%                                                

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Turn 5:

90˚ Right turn; Mile 9.5

Entrance gradient (preceding .1 mile): 3.4%

Exit gradient (next .1 mile): -4.3%                                                

No Street Views


Turn 6:

90˚ Left Turn; Mile 12.7

Entrance gradient (preceding .1 mile): -4.1%

Exit gradient (next .1 mile): -5.7%                                                

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Turn 7:

90˚ Left turn;  Mile 18.2

Entrance gradient (preceding .1 mile): -1%

Exit gradient (next .1 mile): -3.5%                

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Turn 8:

90˚ right turn;  Mile 21.8

Entrance gradient (preceding .1 mile): 2.1%

Exit gradient (next .1 mile): 1.7%                

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Turn 9:

100˚ left turn;  Mile 23.2

Entrance gradient (preceding .1 mile): 0%

Exit gradient (next .1 mile): -5.4%                

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Turn 10:

80˚ left turn;  Mile 26.9

Entrance gradient (preceding .1 mile): 2.9%

Exit gradient (next .1 mile): -0.9%                

Street View out of date


Turn 11:

90˚  left turn;  Mile 29.3

Entrance gradient (preceding .1 mile): -5.4%

Exit gradient (next .1 mile): -3.6%                

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Turn 12:

90˚  left turn;  Mile 31.5

Entrance gradient (preceding .1 mile): -1%

Exit gradient (next .1 mile): 0.1%                

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Turn 13:

120˚  left turn;  Mile 41.3

Entrance gradient (preceding .1 mile): 0%

Exit gradient (next .1 mile): 1.9%

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Turn 14:

100˚  left turn;  Mile 46.3

Entrance gradient (preceding .1 mile): 4.9%

Exit gradient (next .1 mile): -2.8%                

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Turn 15:

45˚  left turn;  Mile xx

Entrance gradient (preceding .1 mile): -6%

Exit gradient (next .1 mile): -4.7%                

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Turn 16:

90˚  left turn;  Mile xx

Entrance gradient (preceding .1 mile): -1.6%

Exit gradient (next .1 mile): 0%                

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Obstacles and Other Notes:

  • Two transitions/point to point course
  • Closeup of crossover:

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Link to main race site: https://www.ironman.com/im703-world-championship 

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