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Mike Nagel will be racing in the 2020 Ironman for the C4 Foundation on Sunday, September 15th in Imperial Beach, CA. Race starts at 6:50am, Award Ceremony is at 3:30pm. Come cheer him on to the finish line!”
September 15 @ 5:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
IRONMAN 70.3 SUPERFROG serves as a charity fundraising race: $35 of each general entry will be a tax-deductible donation to the IRONMAN Foundation. The donation portion of this entry will be used to support military and local charities including: the Optimists Club of Coronado and the C4 Foundation.
The original and longest-running half-distance race, the SUPERFROG Triathlon was founded in 1979. The challenging course was designed by a group of Navy SEALSs stationed at the Naval Amphibian Base (NAB) in Coronado to both prepare them for the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii and to enhance their training.
In 2016, the race moved to Imperial Beach, just a few miles from its original spot, where it will begin with a two-loop 1.2-mile swim in the open Pacific Ocean, with a 100 meter run in between each loop. The surf is notorious for adding to the swimmer’s experience. Athletes will then embark on a four-loop, 56-mile bike course that travels along with the beach community of Imperial Beach and scenic Highway 75, experiencing the crosswinds of the Silver Strand. The course is flat and spectator-friendly along with beautiful ocean views.
The four-loop, 13.1-mile run reflects the beach running that SEALs do in training. Over half the course will include sand with aid stations along the way and at the southern point, a view of the Tijuana Hills. An energetic finish line awaits athletes as they round the iconic “Imperial Beach” sculptor, “Surfhenge” to finish on the grassy area of Pier Plaza with the pier as its backdrop.
The 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 Superfrog will offer 40 qualifying slots for Military and Age Group Athletes to the 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Taupō, New Zealand.
There will also be 12 Military qualifying slots for the 2020 IRONMAN World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. As well as an additional three military qualifying slots for the Service Academy division (top male and female) and the Navy SEAL division (top athlete).