TasPorts welcomes Ironman 70.3 Tasmania athletes to the Port of Hobart

TasPorts is a proud supporter of Ironman 70.3 Tasmania, where the Port of Hobart serves as a focal hub for activities.


02 February 2024

This weekend, over 1,000 athletes from various parts of Australia and beyond will converge in Tasmania for the event scheduled on Sunday, February 5.

The competing athletes will commence their journey with a 1.9-kilometer swim in the River Derwent at Sullivan’s Cove, followed by a 90-kilometer bike ride and a 21.1-kilometer run. The route will traverse the Hobart waterfront, cross the Bowen Bridge to the northeastern suburbs, and ultimately return for the race finish on the Princes Wharf No. 1 forecourt.

In addition to our role as event supporter, TasPorts is actively engaged with the Ironman 70.3 Tasmania, fielding two teams for the team relay.

Aidan Lewis is one of our enthusiastic participants in the competition.

“Normally, I mountain bike competitively; I’ve been involved in the sport for about six years and cycling before that, but this is my first Ironman. I did a triathlon relay in primary school, so you could say this is my second rodeo!” said Aidan.

“I try to train five times a week. My disciplines in MTB are Downhill and Gravity Enduro so I do a mix of indoor and outdoor training across the week, including indoor bike, gym and outdoor riding.”

“Our teammate Mark has swum the English Channel, so we’re hoping for a strong start in the swim leg!” finished Aidan.

Teammate Sam Wilson-Haffenden said participating in Ironman is all about embracing the challenge and having a bit of fun along the way.

“Joining a relay team adds a great social aspect to the experience, and we can encourage and support each other,” Sam said.

“I haven’t been training consistently lately, but I did in late 2023 ahead of the Point to Pinnacle, so I’m kind of relying on some of the residual fitness! More broadly, running helps with reducing work stress and gives some time to think things through or clear the mind.”

“This is my first triathlon, but my goal is to beat the other TasPorts team – they’re a strong team, though, with some experienced triathletes!” finished Sam.

Good luck to all of our TasPorts team members and all other participants!