Ironman 70.3 Calella, Barcelona
The Ironman is a triathlon , that is, it is a race that combines swimming, cycling and running.
Training to tackle these three disciplines with solvency and participate in a triathlon is already a challenge in itself, but the Ironman is reserved, as its name suggests, for iron women and men.
The Ironman emerged in 1978 in Hawaii, when John Collins, in search of the iron man, proposed to combine the 3 most demanding tests that existed on the island, the Waikiki Roughwater Swim (4 km), the Around-Oahu Bike Race cycling (180 km) and the Marathon of Honolulu (42,195 km).
Calella, a stop on the international circuit
Known for its beautiful location on the Costa del Maresme and its distinct lighthouse, Calella is a top tourist and sports destination.
Its golden beaches and mild climate offer an ideal space for triathlon enthusiasts.
It is a sporting event that offers a great challenge at the beginning of the season, thanks to its swimming in the sea, the flat and fast cycling circuit and a flat foot race circuit along the beach of Calella.
The route of the first test is swimming.
It consists of a single lap of 1.9 km that starts at Calella beach and takes athletes to the Mediterranean Sea counterclockwise before leaving the water near the start of swimming.
The bike tour is a two-lap circuit to complete the 180.2 km between Calella and Montgat.
Calella will have a bicycle rental service.
You can get rid of your bike especially if you go by plane and rent there a completely revised, tuned and reliable one through the partner of Ironman Spain, France Bike Rentals.
Below, we provide the France Bike Rentals website to make the reservation.
The rental extends to other tests in southern Europe, such as Cascais in Portugal.
It is a three-lap course to complete 42.2 km from Calella along the coast passing through Santa Susanna and Pineda de Mar.
It is a flat and picturesque route, with the Mediterranean Sea as a backdrop on one side and the city of Calella on the other side.
Ironman has become so popular that it has expanded to thousands of countries.
The Maresme in general and Calella are fantastic, an incredible territory, the sea and a road that is with fantastic conditions for cycling.
The regional director of The IRONMAN Group in Andorra, Spain, Italy and Portugal, Agustí Pérez, has stated that after fourteen years of being here We could not be more grateful for the reception of the city every year, the whole team works in a very close way with the local authorities and we are very happy with how the event develops and what we are able to offer our athletes with one of the most spectacular departures and arrivals of the calendar IRONMAN“, he concluded.
This test of such a high magnitude, is not possible without the participation of the almost 700 volunteers who throughout the day work tirelessly so that everything is prepared for the participants.
Among all of them, we must remember the essential participation of medical services, civil protection and police, but also that of canoeists and motorcyclists who cover the route, judges and, of course, the staff and workers of the same organization.
Next, we provide the official website of the Ironman, so you can see all those spectacular countries that participate in triathlon.
Florida Park Hotel ****
Are you looking for accommodation near Calella to attend the magnificent event?
The Hotel Florida Park ****, is located in Santa Susanna, 10 minutes from Calella.
This spacious hotel is a 2-minute walk from the beach and 5 minutes from the nearest bus stop.
The hotel serves a buffet breakfast and features a bar, casual buffet restaurant with theme nights, gym, spa and outdoor pool.
Nothing better than after watching or participating in the Ironman triathlon, enjoy a spectacular massage or a relaxing bath in the hotel spa.
Don’t miss it and check it out!