More than 90,000 athletes will participate in the IRONMAN 70.3 Series during the 2013-2014 season, which consists of over 50 events in locations such as Australia, Germany, South Africa and Switzerland. Participants in the World Championship will range in age from 18 to 70-plus and will represent over 50 countries. Each age group winner at the 2014 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will automatically qualify for the 2015 event. The IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will offer a prize purse of $250,000 for distribution among the top professional male and female finishers. More than 2,000 volunteers from the local community will support the event.