The triathlon world is preparing for a competitive revolution with the recent announcement of the IRONMAN Pro Series 2024.
An interesting twist on the professional circuit that promises to elevate the excitement and competition to a new level.
According to Andrew Messick, CEO of Ironman, the initiative seeks to rekindle the competitive spirit among professional triathletes, offering a renewed structure and attractive economic incentives.
The essence of HOMBRE DE HIERRO Pro-Series It focuses on a set of 18 pre-existing events, spanning iron and 70.3 distance competitions.
This new system incorporates a points mechanism that will culminate in a year-end bonus for series leaders.
The race lineup spans April through mid-December, including the Ironman and 70.3 World Championships along with other races, varying widely in historical competitiveness.
$1.7 million USD in prizes
The financial reward is undoubtedly a substantial attraction of this series, with a total fund of $1.7 million USD allocated as an end-of-year bonus, distributed based on the athletes' five best performances in the series.
The top ten athletes in the series will take home a total of $650,000 in bonuses, by gender; while the remaining athletes, ranked 11 to 50, will each receive $5,000 in what Ironman has called “financial assistance.”
|TOTAL TOP 10||$650,000||$650,000||$1,300,000|
|Equal Payments 11-50||$200,000||$200,000||$400,000|
|Grand Total Bonus Pool||$1,700,000|
IRONMAN Pro Series 2024 Calendar
A look at Ironman Pro Series 2024 calendar reveals a list of events spanning the globe.
|April 6||70.3 Oceanside||U.S.|
|April 27||Ironman Texas||U.S.|
|May 4||70.3 St. George||U.S.|
|May 11||70.3 Mallorca||Spain|
|May 19||70.3 Chattanooga||U.S.|
|2 June||Ironman Hamburg (WPRO)||Germany|
|8 June||70.3 Boulder||U.S.|
|16 June||Ironman Cairns||Australia|
|23 June||70.3 Mont-Tremblant||Canada|
|30 June||70.3 Les Sables d'Olonne||France|
|16 July||Ironman Vitoria-Gasteiz||Spain|
|21 July||Ironman Lake Placid||U.S.|
|18 August||Ironman Frankfurt (MPRO)||Germany|
|15 August||70.3 Tallinn||Estonia|
|September 1||70.3 Zell am See-Kaprun||Austria|
|September 22||Ironman Nice World Championship (WPRO)||France|
|October 24||world Championship Kona Ironman (MPRO)||U.S.|
|December 1||70.3 Western Australia||Australia|
|December 14-15||World Championships 70.3 Taupo||New Zealand|
Particularly, on May 11, the island of Mallorca in Spain will host the 70.3 event, offering athletes a combination of culture, nature and sporting challenge.
Mallorca is known for its challenging cycling routes and crystal-clear waters, making it a favorite destination for triathletes and their families.
The series also seeks to maintain a balance, allowing athletes to participate in other events and earn money, however, with a renewed focus on incentivizing more regular participation in Ironman events.
Spain will have 2 headquarters
Spain consolidates itself as a favorite setting in the world of triathlon by being chosen to host two crucial events of the Ironman Pro Series 2024.
On May 11, the island of Mallorca will dress up to welcome the athletes at the event 70.3 Mallorca.
Later, on July 16, the action moves to the heart of the Basque Country, where the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz will become the epicenter of the triathlon with the celebration of the Ironman Vitoria-Gasteiz.
Without a doubt, the inclusion of these two cities in the Ironman Pro Series 2024 calendar reaffirms Spain's position on the international triathlon map.
More information on the official page https://www.ironman.com/pro-athletes-race-series