About the 2014 Captain Morgan Ironman 70.3 St. Croix Race
When: May 4, 2014
St Croix Half-Ironman 70.3 Triathlon
St Croix’s Ironman 70.3 Triathlon, is one of the premier destination triathlons in the world. Luring top professionals for its challenge, prestige, and purse, age-groupers covet the opportunity to qualify for the 28 Ironman Hawaii and 40 World Championship spots available to top finishers.
A two-kilometer (1.24 mile) swim through the crystal-clear waters of Christiansted Harbor kicks off the race, transitioning at the historic Fort Christiansvern to the grueling 90-kilometer (56 mile) bike course. The crowning feature of the bike course is the legendary climb up “The Beast”, a 600-foot, 7/10 mile climb at grades between 14-21%. The run is a 21-kilometer (13.1 mile) trek through the grounds of The Buccaneer and back to the finish in downtown Christiansted.
Past professionals included men Craig Alexander, Marino Van Hoenacker, Richie Cunningham, Faris Al-Sultan, Paul Ambrose, Massimo Cigana, Michael Lovato, Marcus Omellas, Simon Lessing, Patrick Evoe, Toby Jameson, Mac Brown, and women Miranda Carfrae, Nina Kraft, Bree Wee, Felicity Hart, Cynthia Wilson and Tara Norton.
Run concurrently with the Ironman 70.3, the St. Croix Sprint Triathlon offers a course including a 750 meter swim, 14 kilometer (eight mile) bike (bypassing The Beast), and seven kilometer (four mile) run.
Read what Craig Alexander has to say about his years of competition in this event at the Captain Morgan Ironman 70.3 St. Croix Race
Read a report and see photos from the event at Bikesport Michigan Xtri.com’s article: St. Croix Triathlon: 24 Years of the Caribbean Gem
Note for equipment transportation through San Juan: Cape Air will not transport bicycles.
You may make arrangements to ship your bike in advance and The Buccaneer will provide storage for hotel guests’ bikes until your arrival for this triathlon.
Transportation Tips: The heaviest travel days for triathlons are arrivals Thursdays and departures Mondays. Avoiding either of these days could result in better flight selection and better fares.
Airlines: American Airlines from Miami; Jet Blue from San Juan; Seaborne from San Juan and St. Thomas; Cape Air from San Juan and St. Thomas. Cape Air does not transport bikes. Please contact your airline for additional fees and conditions for bringing your bike on board.
Half Ironman Accommodations
Stay at The Buccaneer at Special Triathlon rates for race participants; enjoy a fourth night free, rates include breakfast daily.
To make a reservation, or inquire about this package, please call The Buccaneer (800) 255-3881 or email email@example.com