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Course Talk: Ironman 70.3 World Championship

  • By Kim McDonald
  • Published Sep 3, 2013
  • Updated Sep 5, 2013 at 9:52 PM UTC
The run course elevation.

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The three-loop run course will feel much longer than 13.1 miles with your tight hamstrings and quads from the hilly bike. And in addition to having to deal with the dry air and midday sun, you’ll be running every step either uphill or downhill through neighborhoods on a concrete sidewalk or asphalt road. “This course is definitely helpful to know because it is basically a long downhill followed by a long uphill, repeat three times,” says Williamson, who ran 1:23 last year, the fastest split among the pro women. “In the heat, the difficulty really increases in the final four miles.”

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