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70.3 Turkey attracts 51 nations
Posted by: Editor
Posted on: Friday 28th October 2016

Tags  Antalya  |  Belek  |  Gloria Sports Arena  |  Turkey

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Second edition of Gloria IRONMAN 70.3 Turkey is a success

Last weekend saw the second edition of IRONMAN 70.3 Turkey take place in Belek, Antalya. With its great weather and easy access from the UK, it is an ideal choice for UK-based athletes planning their 2017 schedules wanting some late season sunshine and racing.

The event is supported and sponsored by Gloria Sports Arena (, with this years race attracting athletes from 51 different countries. After the home country of Turkey, the largest overseas representation was from Great Britain.

IRONMAN 70.3 Turkey 2016

This year’s Gloria Ironman 70.3 Turkey competition was held in honor of Nuri Özaltın, the founding President of Özaltın Holding (owners of Gloria Sports Arena), who passed away in July this year this July.

IRONMAN 70.3 Turkey 2016

Jonas Schomburg from Turkey took overall victory in a time of 04:01:10, with Thomas Huwiller from Switzerland second clocking 04:01:11. Jeremy Morel (FRA), who competed under the sponsorship of Gloria Sports Arena came third in an overall time of 04:05:48.

IRONMAN 70.3 Turkey 2016

Roksolana Ishchuk (RUS) was the fastest female with the overall time of 04:41:48, Ece Bakıcı from Turkey came second clocking 04:43:31 while the American Rene Wendy Mader came third in the overall time of 04:47:41.

IRONMAN 70.3 Turkey 2016

Gloria Sports Arena (which is home to many activities and opened its doors by investing 50 million dollars in 2015 and ushering in a new era of sports tourism in Turkey), is Europe’s most comprehensive, privately funded sports facility that offers its services to 50 different branches of sports and covers an area of 105,000 m² with a separate Sports Science and Athletic Performance Center that works with a professional team, with performance measuring facilities, massage cabins and a rehabilitation center. In addition to being the largest and most comprehensive sports complex, Gloria Sports Arena contributes immensely to the advertisement of Antalya, where the sun shines for a minimum of 300 days each year.

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