The 5K (3.1 mile) flat, loop course begins on Boylston Street at the Copley Square fountain, near the intersection with Clarendon Street, and ends at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. It passes several Boston landmarks, including the Massachusetts State House, the Boston Common, and the Public Garden. As the race begins, it proceeds straight on Boylston Street, making a left on Tremont Street, then a left on Park Street up a short hill before making a left on Beacon Street, running down Beacon Hill alongside Boston Common and the Public Garden. Runners then take a left on Arlington Street and a right onto Commonwealth Avenue. At Berkeley, runners take a left back to Boylston, then a right on Boylston and a right on Clarendon, returning to Commonwealth Avenue. There, runners will take a left and continue until taking a left on Hereford and then a left on Boylston to the Boston Marathon finish line.
MILE COURSE: A three lap, USATF-certified course begins on Boylston Street, turns left on Dartmouth Street, left on Newbury Street, left on Exeter Street then left onto Boylston ending at the Boston Marathon finish line. Each lap is 522 meters, plus 44 additional meters on the first lap before the runners first cross the finish line.
COURSE RECORDS: Men’s Professional: Andrew Baddeley, GBR, 4:08.6, 2010 Women’s Professional: Anna Willard, 4:38.6, USA, 2009 Boys’ Scholastic: Ryan Hardimann, Brookline, 4:37.3, 2009 Girls’ Scholastic: Melanie Fineman, Newton, 5:10.44, 2010
To make it easier for you to report from the Spec-Savers Ironman South Africa Triathlon, please read through the following information and fill in the online application for accreditation.
The whole race section will be closed for road traffic on race day. Journalists and photographers can get as close to the athletes as spectators can without any access passes, which means even without accreditation it is possible to cover the events, take impressive pictures of the athletes and report directly from the Spec-Savers Ironman South Africa Triathlon.
We can distribute accreditation to a limited amount of journalists/photographers only. In the interest of the athletes we therefore ask you to apply for accreditation for the sections:
Only media representatives who applied online in advance will be accredited on presentation of a valid press ID. Please come to see us and pick up your accreditation together with press material.
Media Centre of the Spec-Savers Ironman South Africa Triathlon.
The Media Centre will be open daily from Wednesday,21st April2010.
Computer Equipment: In the Media Centre you will find6 computer terminals (Windows/Word/online). Also, we can provide you with Modem connections (Western) or network adapter lines (RJ45) on demand to allow you to use your own laptop/notebook. If you need one of these lines please tell us at the end of the application form.
A fixed phone as well as a fax is available free of charge as well as a copy machine. In case you have special needs, please let us know at the end of the application form.
There will be a press conference where the top favourites will be introduced as well as a post-race press conference with the winners. Please check the agenda in the press section on our website for time and place of those conferences.
Television: South African Triathlon Corporation, owns the Television rights to the Spec-Savers Ironman South Africa Triathlon event.
Internet: South African Triathlon Corporation, a companypossesses the rights to publish audio and video material on the internet. We have an exclusive contract with our internet host, thus any other reporting on our event on the internet is limited to text and photographs.
Photographers: Photographers will be given accreditation for the use of photographs only in newspapers, magazines, books and the internet. Photographs must not be sold to athletes.
Media Contact Liaison
Please contact Gail Faiers email@example.com or on her cellphone +27 (0)72 219 3734 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +27 (0)72 219 3734end_of_the_skype_highlighting or Michael Flanagan on firstname.lastname@example.org or his cellphone +27 (0)84 405 1958 +27 (0)84 405 1958 should members of the press require any assistance.
Fil Am Tri Club was founded in 2006 by a small group
of Filipinos in NY/NJ. Since then, FAT (Fil Am Tri) has grown nationwide
and global having members throughout the mainland US, Canada, Hawaii,
and of course the homeland in the Philippines. Although comprised mostly
of Filipinos, FAT is a non-denominational club accepting all friends and
families of Filipino Americans with the mission to grow a network of
Filipino triathletes worldwide building a sense of community and
fellowship through the medium of endurance sports. We welcome you to
become part of the movement! Mabuhay!