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Ironman 70.3 Buffalo Springs Lake | Lubbock, Texas 79404 ...
Dates: 6/29/2013 – 6/29/2013
Buffalo Springs LakeLubbock
9999 High Meadow Road
Buffalo Springs Lake Half Ironman Triathlon
Dates: 6/30/2013 – 7/2/2013
Lubbock, Texas, United StatesLubbock
Races: Swim 750 Meters, Bike 12.4 Miles, Run 3.1 Miles
Swim 1.2 Miles, Bike 56 Miles, Run 13.1 Miles
The course is a full One-Half Ironman distance consisting of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride and 13.1 mile run. This is an Ironman Qualifier event which requires the longer distance.
1.2 mile open water lake swim. Wave starts (approximately 100 per wave), rectangular course counter clockwise, entry at beach area and exit on cement boat dock area, within 20 yards of the transition area. Swim cutoff time is 75 minutes.
Note: The water temperature in Buffalo Springs Lake, on the average, is 70-74 degrees (even during the 113 degree day of 1994 the water temperature was never over 74 degrees). It is a spring fed lake so it stays cool; therefore, you should bring your wetsuits. USAT wetsuit rules apply: wetsuits are allowed with 78 degrees or cooler.
56 miles, modified out and back, out of town farm to market roads, limited traffic, flat with 8 challenging hills, ranging from 8-13% grade and a quarter of a mile to 1.2 miles in length. These are good asphalt roads with some shoulders. ANSI approved helmets are required; No drafting allowed.
13.1 miles, asphalt, flat with 3 challenging hills, ranging from 10-14%(not the same hills as found on the bike course) grade. The hills are approximately 300 yards to 880 yards in length. Partially shaded, tough, scenic course. No non-participant pacing allowed. Course cut-off time is 8 hours.
Aid stations will be available on the bike (hand ups) and on each mile of the run. Stations will be provided at swim entry and exit points. Water, fluid replacement, fruit, sponges, ice, gel, etc., will be provided along the course. A medical team will be on hand along with 2 ambulances in the course area.
Semi-Arid (You don't sweat in the shade!) Average High 9