The first edition of IRONMAN IrelandCork will make many headlines next weekend, largely due to the two-time Olympic champion's debut in the distance.
Among the rivals to consider in the test will face Marino Vanhoenacker , with 17 victories in IROMAN tests and who has managed to climb to the highest in 13 of the last 14 years. Víctor del Corral will also be in the test in search of sensations.
It can be followed live on Facebook Live
This Sunday, June 23, the IRONMAN Ireland will be held and it will be possible to follow it live through the IRONMAN's Facebook.
The test will start at 6:30 am Irish time, one hour more in Spain
The Leeds WTS their worst race so far
The last world series of Leeds, It was the worst test of the British triathlete's career, in an interview made to the BBC at the end, he did not know what had happened to him since a week before he had obtained the title of Champion of Europe.
Alistair is a triathlete who almost always does very good results, although when he has a bad race, they are usually very bad, as happened in Leeds
Already qualified for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship
Alistair, with his second place this year in the IRONMAN 70.3 Marbella, got the pass for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship to be held in Nice in September.
If he finally participates, which indicates that if he will, he will face Javier Gómez Noya, Jan Frodeno, Patrick Lange or Sebastian Kienle among others, a career that should not be missed.
4 times European Triathlon Champion
This month the British triathlete has achieved his fourth title of European Triathlon Champion over Olympic distance. He previously participated in the World Cup of Cagliari, on sprint distance, where he also got the victory.
Alistair, with his participation in ITU sprint and Olympic tests, had hinted that he was preparing to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, but now with this turn he will participate for the first time in an IRONMAN test. He only needs to win to be in Kona, unless those who are ahead of him are already classified.