About Miami

Miami is one of the youngest cities in the U.S., having been founded in 1896. It has now become one the biggest tourist destinations in the country and is as culturally diverse as any other big American city. It offers much to see and do in some of the best weather around.

From theater to music to dance, Miami delivers world-class entertainment along with unique food that fits everyone’s “taste-buds”.

Miami serves as the headquarters for many international companies and is home to the leading Spanish-language media in the United States. South Beach has become one of the country’s hottest places of style, fashion and nightlife.

The ethnically diverse city continues to attract a multitude of cultures. Miami is truly unique — a tropical paradise with a rich history, a diverse population and a “not quite in the United States” feel.

Every year, triathletes are drawn to a city as diverse as they are—where nationalities and cultures melt and mix in the abundant nightlife and beautiful beaches that have made Miami famous as one of the sultriest cities around the world.

The race offers a unique opportunity to swim in the protected waters of Biscayne Bay, bike through downtown (the heart of this vibrant city) on your way to the striking Florida Everglades Park, and run along the Atlantic Ocean while taking in the sights only Miami can provide.

City Bikes IRONMAN 70.3 Miami  is the perfect excuse to travel and indulge in the best restaurants, hotels and shopping outlets. The event venue, Bayfront Park, is right next to Bayside Marketplace, only a five-minute drive from Ocean Drive, Coconut Grove and Viscaya, 10 minutes away from the airport and Key Biscayne, 20 minutes away from the famous shopping center Bal Harbour, and 25 minutes away from the Everglades. It’s also only an hour away from the Florida Keys, making it the perfect vacation jumping-off point.

Participants in City Bikes IRONMAN 70.3 Miami rave about the city’s warm, inviting atmosphere and relish the challenge of facing athletes from every continent. For more information, visit IRONMANmiami.com.