Athlete Legends & Wannabe's Compete in May 6 Ironman
For the fast, St. Croix is one of the very few races in the world that offers qualifying slots for the two major World Championships of Ironman, the big Kahuna in Hawaii and the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Las Vegas. This elite endurance event has welcomed most of the legends of the professional triathlete ranks and remains a race that is an essential line in any successful resume.
The St. Croix Ironman 70.3 Triathlon is held annually, with the help of hundreds of volunteers, on the first Sunday in May and begins with a 1.2 mile swim that leaves from the beach in front of Hotel on the Cay, in the middle of the Harbor, and exits near the Christiansted Fort.
It is with the bike leg, however, where the race really starts. This 56-mile circumnavigation of St. Croix includes massive climbs, treacherous technical turns, and unrivaled scenic beauty that tests an athlete's concentration. At the 20-mile mark is the race's very own signature...The Beast. With an assent of only .7 of a mile long, imagine riding a bicycle up the stairs of the Washington Monument!
Upon arriving back in Christiansted, the bikers morph into runners and head out on a 13.1 mile run finishing back at the Fort. Come out to the race on May 6 and see for yourself what has kept these athletes coming back to St. Croix for almost a quarter century.