Sri Lanka’s capital city of Colombo played host to a new Ironman 70.3 event yesterday, with 63 countries represented in total across the age-group field. 


The race took place at Galle Face Green urban park in Colombo’s port area, with closed road bike and run courses along the harbour away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Colombo. With the water a balmy 27c, a non-wetsuit swim kicked proceedings off at 6.15am in the Indian Ocean, with a three lap bike course that was windy in places but pan flat.
The two-lap run course was similarly flat but exposed, heading along the harbour and back before finishing at Galle Face Green.

Male winner Olivier Godhart, who stormed to victory in a time of 4:06:06. Credit: Ironman