IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holding company, today announced the expansion of the European Middle East and African Regional TriClub Championship qualifying series from 11 events in 2016 to 17 events in 2017.

The qualifying events will take place throughout Europe, the Middle East, and South Africa and culminate in a TriClub Championship final to take place in the fall of 2017. New for 2017 is a revised format where TriClubs who finish in the top three of their division qualify to compete in the Championship event.

In addition to IRONMAN® 70.3® events, qualifiers now include select full distance IRONMAN, International Triathlon Union World Triathlon Series, and 5i50™ Triathlon Series events, expanding the opportunities for athletes to contribute to their club’s qualification point totals.

The 2017 IRONMAN European, Middle East and Africa TriClub Championship Series qualification event schedule will consist of the following races:

IRONMAN 70.3 Dubai 27.01.2017
Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship 02.04.2017
IRONMAN 70.3 Pays d’Aix 14.05.2017
IRONMAN 70.3 Barcelona 21.05.2017
IRONMAN 70.3 St. Pölten 21.05.2017
Sparkasse IRONMAN 70.3 Kraichgau powered by KraichgauEnergie
(and 5i50™ Triathlon Series)
IRONMAN 70.3 Pescara (and 5i50™ Triathlon Series) 18.06.2017
IRONMAN 70.3 Luxembourg-Région Moselle 18.06.2017
KMD IRONMAN 70.3 European Championship Elsinore 18.06.2017
IRONMAN 70.3 UK Exmoor 25.06.2017
IRONMAN 70.3 Jönköping 09.07.2017
IRONMAN Zurich Switzerland (and 5i50™ Triathlon Series) 30.07.2017
IRONMAN Maastricht-Limburg 06.08.2017
IRONMAN 70.3 Dublin 20.08.2017
WTS Stockholm (and Sprint Triathlon) 20.08.2017
IRONMAN 70.3 Vichy (and IRONMAN Vichy) 26.08.2017
IRONMAN 70.3 Budapest (and 5i50™ Triathlon Series) 26.08.2017

In September 2015, the inaugural European TriClub Championship took place at IRONMAN 70.3 Pula, Croatia. The global IRONMAN TriClub Program has grown to host over 2,500 active clubs, with more than 750 of these coming from Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Clubs enrolled in the free program represent over 150,000 athletes. More information on the TriClub Program and registration:

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