Ironman: are we ready?

Some roadworks still under way as organisers put finishing touches to international event

With a month to go before Nelson Mandela Bay plays host to one of its biggest international showcases – the Ironman 70.3 World Championship – the municipality is in a mad scramble to put the finishing touches to its preparations.
Parts of the roads that had to be resurfaced to meet international Ironman standards are still under construction.
Municipal officials said the work was expected to be completed by the end of the week.
However, contractors were still hard at work on Tuesday, with a stretch of the Seaview Road yet to be fixed and visible potholes at the intersection of Seaview and Heron roads.
The Ironman event will be held on September 1 and 2.
Meanwhile, hotels along the Port Elizabeth beachfront are already fully booked for the international spectacle, with 5,000 entrants,15,000 visitors and a total of 100,000 spectators expected.
Fan parks will be set up in Gelvandale, Walmer township, KwaNobuhle and Motherwell for those unable to watch at the beachfront.
Entertainment will be provided at the fan parks...

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