Bone Island Tri - Full Iron Course

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  • Date: January 25, 2014
  • Address: , Key West, Florida Get directions
  • Country: United States
  • Race type: Triathlon (Full Ironman)
  • Distances: Swim (4224.00 yards) Bike (112.00 miles) Run (26.20 miles)
  • Organization: Questor Multisport & Set Up Events
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  • Description: The Southernmost Iron Distance Event in the Continental United States. BoneIslandTri is filled with the potential to become one of the top destination long-course triathlon's in the world.

    The BoneIslandTri swim course will be staged at Smathers Beach on the beach for the full event's swim and for the half event's swim. BoneIslandTri will feature a mass beach start for a full event and a wave start for a half event. The swim takes place along the coast of Key West in the Atlantic Ocean. The course will be a 2.4 mile(full) and 1.2 mile(half) course. The water temperature will be in the upper 60's to low 70's in January - perfect for wetsuit use. The waters of Key West are typically crystal-clear and the swim will begin on a sandy beach and end exiting the water from a sandy smooth bottom onto padded steps at the pier on Higgs Beach.

    The bike course is at sea level and "pancake flat" with the only elevation changes taking place when participants cross the multiple bridges "causeways" along the course. We have worked with the local authorities to make some slight changes to the course in 2014 based on our learning from the 2013 event and the desire to improve the course.

    The run course has been updated to stay out on the beach: The looping run course will start at Higgs Beach and go out South Roosevelt to the intersection of US1. From there the course will travel retracing its steps to the transition area. On each outbound portion of the laps competitors will go out White Street Pier. They will also enjoy a nearly continuous beach scene on each pass of the course. Each lap of the run will feature a trip along Smathers Beach on South Roosevelt Blvd and will pass near the historic Slave Memorial & AIDS Memorials at Higgs Beach as well. Additionally, the course will be entirely off of the streets making it a great venue for facilitating aid stations and spectators. Each aid station will serve a variety of food, drinks, and energy products to assist each athlete. The Aid Stations will be the location of the main turn around points on the course with the exception of the final partial lap back to the finish.
  • Members who are scheduled to race: arnenes