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Taupo to host another half-ironman race

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 23/12/2016
The Ironman 70.3 will be staged in Taupo on March 4. © Charles McQuillan/Getty Images The Ironman 70.3 will be staged in Taupo on March 4.

A new Ironman event has been added to the New Zealand calendar and will enhance Taupo's status as the country's multi-distance capital.

The Ironman 70.3 will be staged in Taupo on March 4, running alongside the annual Ironman New Zealand race.

The existing Ironman 70.3 Taupo event - also over the half-ironman distance - retains its current December timeframe.

Ironman Oceania managing director Dave Beeche says combining two events on one day follows a concept which has been successful in Australia.

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