RONMAN 70.3 Xiamen will be held along the picturesque Island Ring Road of Xiamen Island and the coastal avenues on the mainland. These areas reflect the beauty of the city—itself prime seaside tourist destination. The transition area will be located at the square of Xiamen International Convention and Exhibition Center, a well equipped facility with an exhibition space of 100,000 square meters.
Xiamen, the "Garden of the Sea," is a modern port city and a prestigious tourist destination located on the southeast coast of China. Here, sea views are backed by impressive cityscapes, offering a unique blend of the natural and urban. This coastal city is simultaneously ancient and modern, traditional and progressive, relaxation and revitalizing. The city of over 3 million has been named one of the most livable cities in China, and boasts an open economy and a diverse cultural profile. Since China’s reform, Xiamen has sustained over three decades worth of growth, and is expected to develop into a model city for the China of the future.
Adjacent to the convention and exhibition center are two five-star hotels: the Xiamen International Conference Center Hotel and Xiamen International Seaside Hotel. There is a vast array of other highly rated hotels in the area, offering abundant accommodation choices for the athletes and their spectators. The routes for the swim, bike, and run are all located just a short walk from the conference center hotel, and the area is easily accessible by all forms of transportation.
In total, 30 slots to the 2017 IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i, will be allocated to finishers of IRONMAN 70.3 Hefei and IRONMAN 70.3 Xiamen. There will also be 50 age-group qualifying slots for the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship taking place in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.