Every year Zell am See-Kaprun hosts a top international triathlon event which is also one of our personal highlights here at the Hotel Kaprunerhof. The Ironman 70.3 is one of the largest events of its kind and draws many spectators and participants to this corner of Austria. The combination of swim-bike-run and the fantastic scenery of the Salzburger Land region makes the Ironman 70.3 truly unique, not least thanks to the incredible atmosphere generated by the fans each year Why not set yourself the ultimate challenge and sign up to take part yourself?
Details on the Ironman 70.3
he Ironman 70.3 is a unique sporting challenge comprising the following three elements:
1,9 km swimming
90 km cycling
21,1 km running
The 113km course is equivalent to 70.3 miles, hence the name Ironman 70.3. The fastest athletes make it through to the finish in less than four hours, where they receive thunderous applause from the waiting fans.
Course in Zell am See-Kaprun
The Ironman 70.3 course is a little like an unusual sightseeing tour – albeit one with a lot of sweat and hard work! It starts with a 935 m swim out and in the crystal clear Zeller See lake just outside our hotel. The second challenge then sees the athletes hop on to their bikes in the Alois Latini Stadium next to the lake and head out onto the roads of the Salzburger Land region, including almost 1000 metres of climbing. Participants then dismount their bikes and begin the final run next to the lake via the turning point at Thumersbach and back into the centre of Zell. The Ironman 70.3 normally takes place on the last weekend in August.
Guests staying with us can also ride the bike route, either alone or with a member of the hotel staff (course details).
Preparation in the region
The Ironman 70.3 is a real challenge for mind and body. That is why those looking to take on this challenge should be prepared. The Hotel Kaprunerhof is the ideal training base for the event. Guests have the chance to run, ride and swim on the course where they will compete in August. We also offer individual training plans, training sessions with coaches and even complete training camps. With the right preparation anyone can become an Ironman. We will be happy to help!
Looking for a training location for the Ironman 70.3 in Zell am See Kaprun? Guests staying at the Hotel Kaprunerhof can train on the actual course and enjoy all the benefits of a triathlon hotel.