Augusta's Ironman event already full

Tuesday, July 21, 2009 11:50 AM
Last updated 2:36 PM
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Augusta’s first Ironman event is already full.

The ESi Ironman 70.3 Augusta, scheduled for Sept. 27, is no longer accepting entries. Randy DuTeau, event manager for the Greater Augusta Sports Council, said 3,177 competitors have signed up. Registration closed July 4.

“It’s turned out to be huge,” DuTeau said.

The event is a half Ironman, meaning competitors will swim 1.2 miles, bike 56 miles and run 13.1 miles.

The race will begin with the swim portion at the Riverwalk Marina and competitors will make their way down river to the Boathouse. From there, they will get on their bikes and head out Sand Bar Ferry Road and cross the Savannah River into South Carolina. The 56-mile route will take them through Jackson, New Ellenton and Beech Island before they return to the Boathouse.

The 13.1-mile run will begin there and will consist of two circuits through downtown Augusta before culminating at Augusta Common.

The event is put on by Premier Event Management.

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D-man
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D-man 07/21/09 - 11:38 am
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Good job ASC - this is going

Good job ASC - this is going to be huge.

AugustaVoter
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AugustaVoter 07/21/09 - 01:02 pm
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I hope this can become an

I hope this can become an annual event. I would have liked to see the routes go through all of Augusta but I hope it is successful.

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TMKENT6 07/21/09 - 01:41 pm
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Wow! That is great!!

Wow! That is great!!

1trugent
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1trugent 07/21/09 - 02:25 pm
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I thought about competing,

I thought about competing, but I didn't want to show anyone up.

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zcock 07/21/09 - 02:29 pm
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Why not swim from the

Why not swim from the boathouse to the marina?

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Just My Opinion 07/21/09 - 03:26 pm
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Crud! It's already full?!?

Crud! It's already full?!? I was going to sign up for this thing, but I took too long to get down there! On second thought, maybe I shouldn't have stopped off first at Krispy Kreme for that "HOT DOUGHNUTS NOW" sign!

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Frank I 07/21/09 - 04:20 pm
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that's a good question

that's a good question zcock... the 1.2 miles downstream would not be the same as the 1.2 miles up, nor would it be the same as 1.2 miles in a stationary body of water...

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