IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Nice

IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Nice

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Your 3* hotel in central Nice for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship! Be in the heart of the action at the Best Western Hôtel Lakmi Nice! Thousands of athletes are expected on September 7th and 8th 2019 for the international sporting event that's making its first appearance in France on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. Go home a winner with the best holiday experience possible!

 

Ironman 70.3 Nice Edition 2018 -Credit Edouardo.fr
Ironman 70.3 Nice Edition 2018 -Credit Edouardo.fr
 

Your plush hotel in the heart of Nice

The Best Western Hôtel Lakmi Nice plays host to countless athletes competing in the French qualifying round of the Ironman triathlon every June. This year, Nice is the host city for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in September.

We take care of our sporty clients at the Best Western Hôtel Lakmi Nice. Especially for the Ironman, a special breakfast buffet is available from 5am serving specific items: dried fruit, cereal, gluten-free products etc.

You're within easy reach of the start point on the Promenade des Anglais with your 3* hotel's convenient location in central Nice.

After the race, soak up the incredible setting of the Best Western Hôtel Lakmi Nice just a few minutes' walk from the city's best restaurants and enjoy the luxury of relaxing in one of our 50 premium rooms.

 

IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Nice

IRONMAN 70.3 - Credit Franck Fernandes
IRONMAN 70.3 - Credit Franck Fernandes
 

On September 7th and 8th, 6000 athletes are expected for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship for the first time in France, in Nice. The sporting competition covers half the distance compared to the Ironman 140.6, also known as the "Half Ironman".

Athletes and onlookers experience a real sporting festival in the heart of the Côte d’Azur's capitalNice was selected as the host city as it's the third most popular destination on the long track and is easy to reach with one of the biggest airports in France.

Participants, the world's best elite athletes, are selected from 100 qualifying events in locations such as Austria, China, Germany, Spain and South Africa.

The women will start Saturday and men on Sunday at 7:00 am on the Plage des Ponchettes swimming 1.9km in the turquoise Mediterranean Sea. Then they'll put pedal to the metal cycling over 90km as they explore the Nice hinterland scenery and climb up Col de Vence. To end on a high, they'll run twice on the famous  palm tree-lined Promenade des Anglais.

 

Who will follow in the footsteps of Daniela Ryf from Switzerland and Jan Frodeno from Germany, 2018 Ironman 70.3 champions? See you on September 8th on the Promenade des Anglais by the Best Western Hôtel Lakmi Nice to find out.