This would have been the worst kept secret on the Sunshine Coast (okay social media) with rumours about the Sunny Coast getting its very own half ironman (1.9km swim/90km ride/21.1 km run) for about 12 months. But it is rumour no more with the Sunshine Coast Council, in partnership with USM Events, announcing the big event last week. Entries open on March 5 for Triathlon Australia members, March 7 for everyone else, with the event to take place on Sunday September 15 (election weekend). If you’re planning to enter we recommend getting in quick smart, as in the day entries open, as spots will sell out on the day. You have been warned!