Muscat: The 2023 Ironman 70.3 triathlon, hosted by the Sultanate of Oman, represented by the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, will kick off today.
The opening ceremony will be held under the auspices of Basil Ahmed Al Rowas, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth for Sports and Youth. This came during a press conference held on Wednesday.
After the opening ceremony, the race will kick off from Muscat’s Shatti Al Qurum (Qurum Beach).
The 2023 Ironman 70.3 Oman Muscat route will entail a swim in the Sea of Oman waters off Shatti Al Qurum, followed by a bike and run route that will take athletes through Muscat’s magnificent urban settings and historic Old Quarter, as well as through the spectacular mountain and desert terrain surrounding the capital. In addition, the route will track its way past many of the capital’s tourism highlights – including the Muttrah Corniche and Souq, Al Alam Palace, Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM), and the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.