Harry Barnes, 69, of Clermont, Florida captured the world championship title in the male 70-74 age-group at the 2016 IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship triathlon in Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia on Sunday, September 4.
Barnes completed the 70.3-mile endurance event in 5:53:35 (swim: 39:08; bike: 3:00:55; run: 1:59:42), beating out the top athletes in his age-group in an event that featured competitors from 43 U.S. states and more than 80 countries from around the world. The race encompassed a 1.2-mile (1.9 km) ocean swim off of Mooloolaba Beach, followed by a 56-mile (90 km) bike through the Sunshine Motorway and into the hinterland, capped with a 13.1-mile (21 km) run on the Mooloolaba Esplanade that finished in the heart of Mooloolaba.
The 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship saw approximately 2,700 competitors toe the line with athletes ranging in age from 19 to 80. The championship event is the culmination of over 85 global events in the IRONMAN 70.3 Series that brings over 130,000 athletes vying for slots to the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.
The 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship broadcast will be televised on NBC Sports Network in the United States on Sunday, October 9 at 3:30 p.m. ET. The event will also be broadcast on TSN in Canada. (Check local listings and www.ironman.com for details).
For more information and complete results on the 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, visit www.ironman.com/worldchampionship70.3.