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3 things you did not know about IRONMAN

Everyone knows the IRONMAN brand and dreams of ever participating in the IRONMAN in Hawaii. The franchise has offices around the world, including Spain.

We have talked with Agustí Perez, Regional Director IRONMAN Spain, Portugal and Italy, where he has told us some curiosities that we want to share with our readers. Agustí speaks to us about what is "cooked" behind all evidence the caliber of an IRONMAN you may not have known.

From participating in the test as a VIP, to the control that you have in swimming to avoid accidents are some of the ones you have told us about.

VIP Experience

3 things you did not know about IRONMAN

If you are one of those who likes to cheer on yours and you want to do it from the inside and you don't mind spending a little more money, this is for you.

Some of the benefits that IRONMAN offers depending on the test, are access to exclusive areas of the event, That the little ones hang your medal, in addition to being able get on a boat or motorcycle of the organization to follow the test live

You will have access to Exclusive areas in the race, you can go with the children to goal, in addition to being able get on a boat or motorcycle of the test to follow the live test

The IRONMAN Vip Experience is designed so that you can enjoy IRONMAN hospitality and comfort on race day, where you will find a wide range of accommodation options for spectators and athletes.

Viewing an IRONMAN or IRONMAN 70.3 event from within is a amazing experience and inspiring and with this Pack you can leave everything in the hands of the organization so that they take care of everything and just focus on enjoying the test.

These passes offer access to VIP areas as well as exclusive experiences on race day.

In this table you can see what it includes.

3 things you did not know about IRONMAN

For example, the IRONMAN Barcelona offers the following packs:

VIP Race Day Package (€ 100):

  • Access to the Welcome Party on Saturday, May 18.
  • Access to the swimming area on Sunday, May 19.
  • Access to the finish area on Sunday May 19.
  • Breakfast, lunch and snack in the VIP area at the finish on Sunday 19 in May.
  • Access to the awards ceremony on Sunday 19 in May.

VIP Medal Package (€ 250):

  • Access to the Welcome Party on Saturday, May 18.
  • Access to the swimming area on Sunday, May 19.
  • Access to the finish area on Sunday May 19.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the VIP area of ​​the goal on Sunday 19 of May.
  • Present the finisher medal to your athlete at the finish line on Sunday, May 19.
  • Access to the Awards Ceremony on Sunday 19 of May.

You can access the service at the following link:

eu.ironman.com/triathlon/organizations/vip-experience/purchase-passes.aspx

The all-inclusive in IRONMAN tests with Nirvana Experience

3 things you did not know about IRONMAN

If you are one of those who likes to travel in a big way, this option may be interesting for you.

Nirvana is the official IRONMAN travel agency in Europe for good reason. He has more than 15 years of experience in specialized trips for triathletes, in addition to providing the necessary services that guarantee that all competitors and spectators enjoy their IRONMAN trip in the best possible way.

If you travel with the official agency you can enjoy the following services

  • Exclusive access to registration, even in those IRONMAN events that no seats remain
  • Cancellation insurance of the career, which covers injuries or illnesses;
  • Reservation service for fully protected flights, including bicycle transport;
  • Selection of the best hotels in the town where the event is held
  • Storage of bicycles in the guest room or in a secure storage room of your hotel;
  • Transfer service pick-up and return to the airport;
  • Transport service, if necessary from the location of the event to the accommodation;
  • Professional land transport of bicycles for events in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Portugal;
  • Bicycle mechanics exclusive professionals and masseuses for Nirvana clients.
  • Recognition outputs for the test cycle circuit
  • You can use it at the hotel where you stay, air pumps for bicycles and in the transition zone before starting the race

The price of this option depends a lot on the test and where it is located, it is best to search the official website or contact the organization directly to inform you of rates.

In short, with this option you can enjoy your goal of the year to the full.

Control over the swim starts of the Test

3 things you did not know about IRONMAN

This is very important for all participants and companions, since it gives a plus tranquility Due to the control that the organization has to avoid swimming accidents, since it tracks all the athletes that will start in an IRONMAN test

The organization check one by one the list of registered triathletes who have picked up the number.

But this is not all since on the day of the test, they do a count of the triathletes that are before starting the start, to verify that it is the correct number and to make sure that the number of athletes who start the test is identical to the one that finishes the sector.

Then, call by phone to those who know that they have not started the race to check if this has indeed been the case and if they do not answer the call, an attempt is made to locate the emergency contact.

The work involved in organizing a triathlon it is not visible by the triathlete, but that is why companies of the stature of IRONMAN, with the great STAFF of which they are made up, always work so that everything turns out the best possible, without incidents for triathletes, which is what indicates the success and quality of their events.

IRONMAN Spain has 8 tests in our country, you can check its calendar at the following link: IRONMAN Spain 2019 Calendar

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