The bicycle manufacturer company, Scott Sports India has announced that it has teamed up with Ironman 70.3 Goa. With this association, the firm has become the official bike partner for the event.
The most anticipated stamina event is returning to India for the second time since the pandemic, which is planned to take place at Goa’s famous Miramar Beach on November 13, 2022.
The event includes participants completing a 1.9 km swim, 90 km cycling, and a 21 km run in some of Goa’s greatest famous landmarks.
This year, approximately 1,200 triathletes will face off against one another. Maharashtra accounts for nearly 37% of all participants, followed by Karnataka (14%), Haryana (9%), New Delhi (6%), and so on. This year’s Ironman will also include participants from Daman & Diu, Puducherry, Uttrakhand, Jammu & Kashmir, and other states.
Scott Athletes, Amit Samarth, Vinolee Ramalingam, and Mahesh Lourembham, who finished third in Ironman Goa 2019, will once again compete this season.
Tourism Minister, Goa, Shri Rohan Khaunte, said, “We are happy to host Ironman 70.3 in Goa for the 2nd time. It’s been a much-awaited timespan for the athletes because of the pandemic. The pandemic has also triggered people to get into fitness and hence we see a lot of people have been participating in Ironman to challenge their core strengths. As Goa is known for tourism, we are happy to collaborate with Ironman and provide the best possible infrastructure for the event. We want the sport to grow as Goa is a land of Sun and Sea is naturally suited to host an event like Ironman 70.3. Ironman is a big event for the state which can help us boost tourism and want the state to be known as the Ironman’s destination for India.”
Speaking on the association, Jaymin Shah, Country Manager of SCOTT Sports India, said, “We are proud and happy to associate with the country’s only International triathlon event – The Ironman 70.3 Goa as a bike partner. Ironman 70.3 in the country has given many cyclists, runners & swimmers community tremendous opportunities to compete for their first IM. We look forward to engaging with the triathlon community, adding value to their game, and promoting the sport in the country.”
Coach Deepak Raj, Organiser & Race Director of Ironman 70.3 said, “We are delighted that Scott has chosen Yoska and IRONMAN to be the Cycling Partner of IRONMAN 70.3 Goa event. Scott has played a major role in India to grow the cycling community, and encourage people to stay active. Their partnership and support is crucial in enhancing the experience of IRONMAN 70.3 Goa participants and inspire the broader endurance community towards our bigger mission of #fitIndia. This is the beginning of a long-term partnership to work on various initiatives beyond the IRONMAN 70.3 Goa event and we are very excited with the future possibilities.”