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World Athletics Event to Boost Tourism

The economic impact on the global Ironman 70.3 triathlon competition, to be held in June this year in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, is estimated at $8 million.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

More than 20 thousand visitors, including 800 foreign athletes, will be visiting the Gulf of Papagayo in Guanacaste in the days before and after the competition, which will be held on June 18.

Wilber Anderson of Miami Tri Events, organizer of the competition, told Crhoy.com that "... ' There are 267 Ironman events around the world, a certain kind of sports tourist will come to visit, spending $28,000 in sporting goods and travel per year, leading to the conclusion that Costa Rica will be impacted positively, generating more than $8 million for the area' ."

"... Coco Beach was the setting chosen for more than 2,100 athletes to compete in an event that will be historic for the country. According to estimates by the organization, more than 20 thousand people will visit the area, positively impacting trade in the Gulf of Papagayo, Sardinal and San Blas."



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