Ironman set to push the best to breaking point
THE gruelling iron distance triathlon that is the Cairns Airport Ironman Cairns will be racing through Port Douglas this Sunday.
Witness the action by heading down to Macrossan Street to watch the participants midway through the 180km cycling leg of this colossal race.
The classic Ironman distance begins and ends in Cairns and features a 3.8km swim in Cairns, 180km bike leg incorporating Port Douglas and a 42.2km run that will see the finish line in the heart of Cairns.
The Urban Hotel Group Ironman 70.3 Cairns will be held on the same course but features only half the distance and half the pain.
With a 1.9km swim, 90km cycle and 21.1km run, the 70.3 participants won’t make it into Port Douglas but with the races being held at different times of the day, they will have the chance to wait at the finish line to cheer on the full-distance participants.
With a large number of locals in both events, there are plenty of reasons to cheer on those competing.
There will also be a huge TV screen and commentator outside the Central Hotel in Macrossan St and live music to entertain the crowds on Grant St during the day.
Captain Cook Highway will be closed southbound from Port Douglas to Palm Cove from 6am-6.30pm Sunday and access to Cairns will be via the Kennedy Highway through Kuranda.
Boat transfers will operate between Cairns and Port Douglas for spectators who want to “Chase the Race”.
For more information visit www. cairnsadventurefestival.com.au or phone 1300 835 411.