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2013 Ironman 70.3 Panama Registration Opens Today

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2013 Ironman 70.3 Panama Registration Opens Today 

PANAMA CITY, PANAMA (May 9, 2012) – Ironman® and BN Sports Panama, S.A., today announced that registration for the second  edition of Ironman 70.3 Panama will open at noon ET (TODAY), and will be available through the event’s official website at www.ironmanpanama.com. A special early entry rate of $199 USD will be offered until Saturday, May 13 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Scheduled for Feb. 3, 2013, Ironman 70.3 Panama is designated the Latin American Pro Championship for the Ironman 70.3 Series. Professional athletes will race alongside age group competitors on a breathtaking course that showcases beautiful Central America. The 1.2-mile swim course will take place in the Pacific Ocean within the banks of the Panama Canal and the bike course leads athletes over the Bridge of the Americas en route to the Pan-American Highway, passing by downtown Panama and the Cinta Costera (Coastal Strip). The two-loop run course utilizes the Amador Causeway, a major tourism area surrounded by the Pacific Ocean.

One of nearly 60 events in the global Ironman 70.3 Series, the race offers a professional prize purse of $75,000 and 35 age group qualifying slots to the 2013 Ironman World Championship 70.3, taking place in September, at Lake Las Vegas in Henderson, Nev.

For more information or to register for Ironman 70.3 Panama, please visit www.ironmanpanama.com. For media related inquiries, please contact info@bnsportsllc.com.

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About IRONMAN

The iconic IRONMAN® Series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world. Since the inception of IRONMAN in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines at the world’s most challenging endurance races. Recognized for excellence through distinguished events, world-class athletes and quality products, World Triathlon Corporation, owner and operator of IRONMAN, has grown from a single race to a global sensation with nearly 190 events across five unique brands: IRONMAN, IRONMAN 70.3®, 5150™ Triathlon Series, Iron Girl® and IronKids®.  For more information, visit www.ironman.com.

About BN Sports, LLC

BN Sports, LLC, is a citywide sports events management company founded in Puerto Rico in 2008. The company focuses on high-profile sporting events, which promote health and fitness awareness among participants, their family members and the local community. BN Sports’ events also aim to promote the destination of the markets it serves through various media channels, resulting in strong brand awareness for BN Sports sponsors and for the host city, while also positively impacting the local economy.  Contact BN Sports at info@bnsportsllc.com.