MetaMan Bintan Triathlon - Half Course
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- Date: August 23, 2014
- Address: ,
Bintan, Get directions
- Country: Indonesia
- Race type: Triathlon (1/2 Ironman)
- Distances: Swim (1900.00 meters) Bike (90.00 kms) Run (21.10 kms)
- Organization: MetaSport
- Website: http://www.metamanbintan.com/
- Contact email:
- Description: MetaMan Bintan has been designed to offer the athletes a unique course that blends all the distinctive features that Bintan Island has to offer. The result is a stunning, honest, challenging race course that has got something to offer for everyone.
The beauty of the MetaMan course itself starts with the swim. Set in the crystal clear and calm waters of the South China Sea, the first loop of the swim course is set within the sheltered bay of Nirwana Gardens, with the second loop taking the athletes on a portion supported by favorable currents (East to West) . Athletes of the half-iron distance only perform the second loop (see map below). MetaMan Blitz will have an even shorter swim but still enjoy crossing from one bay to the other, which is the beauty of that swim. With water temperatures averaging 29 degrees Celsius, this will be a fast swim and no wetsuits will be allowed.
A short hop to transition and the competitors will set off on bike leg, which is a 90km-lap affair and combines elements of the Olympic-distance Bintan Triathlon bike route and Stage 2 of the Tour de Bintan. Those who’ve never ridden in Bintan are in for a treat. The route meanders through the northwestern part of the island, which save for a few villages full of enthusiastic flag-waving spectators, still lies in its natural state. Green forests, deep blue lakes and beachside views will accompany the riders throughout the bike leg. And with quite a few rolling hills, although nothing over 60m in height, be ready for a challenging ride – you won’t get bored! While the ups will test the legs, the downs provide lots of opportunity to recover… before it goes up again. You have been warned!
Some say an Ironman only really starts with the marathon, well if that’s the case with the MetaMan, then the spectators are in for a treat, as the unique multiple-lap course will provide plenty of chances of seeing the action. The runners themselves have been well looked after as the course, which is run entirely within the grounds of Nirwana Gardens, is mostly flat and covers three distinct zones including a 3km section of each loop run over the soft-packed trails of the Wakatobi Jungle Track. The jungle canopy will provide a welcome respite from the sun for the earlier runners and the trail will be well illuminated as the day turns into night. Another 3km portion of the run takes the runners on a journey through the roads, paths and lanes of the resort, with a beachside stretch linking the two.
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