Lahti fends off Klagenfurt bid to land Ironman 70.3 World Championship

An athlete competes in the run section of the 2019 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Nice, France (by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images for IRONMAN).

The Finnish city of Lahti has been awarded hosting rights by the Ironman triathlon organisation to its 2023 70.3 World Championship, seeing off competition from Klagenfurt, Austria