The star couple of Portugal, will be in the IRONMAN 70.3 Cascais

Vanessa Pereira and Sérgio Marques have confirmed their participation in the test

The first portugese to qualify for the legendary Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, Vanessa Pereira y Sérgio Marques, have confirmed their presence in the third edition of the IRONMAN 70.3 Portugal-Cascais which will be played next September 29.

Companions in sport and in life, and members of the CNATRIL - Clube de Natação e Triatlo of Lisbon they surrendered to the Portuguese race.

"Me and Sergio do many international competitions where we don't have a familiar face, a family member or a friend. “Competing” at home “it will be almost as if you have already won the test“, smiling affirmation Vanessa Pereira doubly satisfied with the geography of the routes in Cascais.

"My specialty is double the distance but the test has two things that I appreciate: the landscape and the requirement, a mixture that manages to select good athletes. Cycling is undoubtedly the most challenging and has rises that cause tide by the hardness and difficulty, but that contrasts with that beautiful scenery of the Sierra de Sintra.

Enthusiasm is also evident in the words of Sérgio Marques. "The incentive is to participate in an international competition in a place where I have always trained, which is not very usual for me“, clarifies the 38-year-old triathlete, who has been collecting IRONMAN tests for 15 years and already has 46 participations in tests with the seal of the international brand.

"The seal of the IRONMAN guarantees that the organization is superior and the athletes, for the monetary investment, of time and of training, look for a safe option that guarantees quality". "This is the experience I have with the IRONMAN tests.” Vanessa Pereira agrees: “It is only to arrive, suffer and enjoy because the rest is already guaranteed by the organization. "

Vanessa Pereira

Sérgio Marques, already thinking about the future, adds: “The association of IRONMAN to Cascais makes me very happy, I hope we will soon have the distance test IRONMAN "

Jorge Pereira, director of 3 IRON SPORTS, and promoter of the IRONMAN 70.3 in Portugal Cascais, could not be more satisfied. “Having national athletes of this caliber in the IRONMAN circuit fills us with pride. The example of Vanessa and Sérgio for their contribution to the national sport will be an encouragement to overcome all. It will be a celebration of effort and dedication, I hope to embrace you in the goal. "

The program IRONMAN TriClub It is a novelty in this edition exactly thinking about the teams. This participation modality guarantees some benefits, of course, an increase to the podium for the three best ranked teams, but also the name of the club on the number and a lower number.

Two months before the competition, at the end of July, the three teams with the most registered athletes will be the protagonists of two publications on the social networks of the event, on the club and the athletes.

Sérgio Marques

The five teams with the most registered athletes will receive registrations for the IRONKIDS.

High Sponsorship

For the second consecutive year, the President of the Portuguese Republic granted sponsorship for the Ironman 70.3-Cascais Portugal. This Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa recognition aims to "promote, stimulate and mobilize the country and its citizens to respond to the challenges and opportunities that stand in the way of Portugal."

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