Ironman China

Ironman China takes place in Haikou, which is the capital of the Hainan Province, China's second largest island.

Set in the South China sea, boasting jade blue waters and white sandy beaches, there aren't many more stunning places in the world to undertake the ultimate endurance of a triathlon.

The event starts with a swim in the Nandu River, there are two 1900m loops to complete in the slow moving, mid 20's degree Celsius temperature river. After completing the first loop, participants will exit the river, run through a chute and complete the second loop.

The cycling and running parts of the triathlon have been moved to the east side of Haikou to avoid traffic generated by the port on the west side.

The cycling section involves completing two 90km loops on wide roads in excellent condition taking in interesting spectacles such as the mud, brick and rock buildings in one of the rural villages on route and through the scenic Crater Park.

Semi-Marathon International de Nice

Next event date:
2009: 19 April

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Website:
www.ironmanchina.com

Sunfest World 10k Bangalore

The Sunfeast World 10K takes place in India's third largest city, Bangalore. Known as the Garden City, Bangalore is home to two nationally recognised botanical gardens, making the 10K run all the more attractive.

The 10K is supported by a wheelchair and senior citizen's run making the event versatile and offering something for everyone to join in.

And just for fun, there is a dress-up race enabling Indians to showcase their culture to the rest of the world.

Races start at the Kanteerva Stadium and the finish is within the stadium away from the main athletics area.

The beautiful city of Bangalore invites you to be part of the Sunfeast World 10K Bangalore - The Richest 10K Race in the World. Total prize money of $US155,000 has been made available with $US21,000 going to top overal male and female winners.

Sunfest World 10k Bangalore

Next event date:
2009: 31 May

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Website:
sunfeastworld10k.indiatimes.com

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