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Jönköping venue of the IRONMAN 70.3 European Championship 2025

The IRONMAN organization, in collaboration with the Municipality of Jönköping and Destination Jönköping, has announced that the city of Jönköping, Sweden, will host the 70.3 IRONMAN 2025 European Championship.

This prestigious event will take place on Sunday, July 6, 2025, It will be one of the featured events on next year's European sports calendar.

One of the best IRONMAN tests

Since 2016, Jönköping has successfully hosted the IRONMAN 70.3 Jönköping triathlon, becoming a favorite among athletes.

In 2023, the competition was voted the second best race worldwide at the IRONMAN Athletes' Choice Awards, a testament to the attractiveness and quality of the organization in this city located on the shores of Lake Vättern in southern Sweden.

Take over from Tallinn

In 2025, Jönköping will take over from Tallinn, which hosted the IRONMAN 70.3 European Championship in 2023 and 2024.

The 2024 edition of IRONMAN 70.3 Jönköping, which was held on July 7, received the largest number of international athletes to date, with 38% of participants coming from abroad, compared to 26% the previous year.

In addition to Sweden, the countries with the greatest representation were the United Kingdom, Norway, Germany and Denmark, with athletes coming from as far away as South Africa, Canada, New Zealand and Ecuador.

Courses

The Championship course includes a 1.9km swimming segment in Lake Munksjön, a natural gem in the city centre.

Athletes will then embark on a 90km bike ride that passes through stunning Swedish landscapes and picturesque lakeside villages.

 The 21.1 km race segment takes place in three laps through the center of Jönköping and around Lake Munksjön, offering perfect opportunities for spectators to cheer the athletes to the finish line.

Check the circuits on the official website https://www.ironman.com/im703-jonkoping-course 

Courses

Registration for the IRONMAN 70.3 Jönköping 2025 European Championship will open on Wednesday, July 24 and can be done through the official website: www.ironman.com/im703-jonkoping.

statements

Magnus Nyberg, race director of IRONMAN 70.3 Jönköping, said: “It is incredible that Jönköping has the opportunity to host the IRONMAN 70.3 European Championship.

Jönköping Municipality and Destination Jönköping have been very supportive and reliable throughout the entire process.

We already have an absolutely world-class event, and European Championship status will certainly add an extra dimension. I want to give a big thank you to Destination Jönköping, without whose help we would not be able to support ordinary people in pursuing their dreams".

Caroline Tornblad, Head of Meetings and Events at Destination Jönköping, commented: “We are seeing an increase in interest in triathlon and the IRONMAN 70.3 Jönköping race after the pandemic, and the number of participants and international interest is higher this year than last.

By adding the European Championship, we hope to further raise the status and welcome professional athletes from all over the world to the event city of Jönköping".

Tourist information about Jonkoping

Jönköping, located in the heart of Sweden, is known for its beautiful location next to Lake Vättern.

The city offers a combination of historical and modern richness, with multiple tourist attractions including museums, parks and a vibrant cultural life.

For sports lovers, Jönköping has excellent facilities and opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling and water sports.

You cannot miss visiting the Fossil Museum or the marina, perfect places to enjoy with the family.

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