From the office of a hotel to the Ironman of Kona

We interview Paulo Figueiredo, Director of the Official Hotel of IRONMAN 70.3 Cascais: Hotel Quinta da Marinha Resort

From Triathlon News, and after being able to visit this spectacular hotel during the weekend of the event, we were able to meet the director of the event: Paulo Figueiredo, triathlete, father and an example for many athletes.

"I started doing triathlon in 2012, my first test was a super sprint in Lisbon, this was after a period of great professional demand.

The step that led me to it was health, I needed to lose weight. I signed up for a race where I ran with my son from 10 years ago, and when I got to kilometer 3 I had to stop, he was waiting for me ... that's where I realized I had to do sports" 

"For me the triathletes have always been admirable"

 "Yor followed Vanessa Fernandes for her national and international conquestsYes, she is a super woman and a great inspiration to many of us. I always thought that to be a triathlete it was necessary to have a great physical and mental capacity and know how to combine the three disciplines, and suddenly there I was… ..this year finishing Kona Ironman in my age group 45-49, a dream ” 

 "My preparation for Hawaii was entirely done in this area of ​​Cascais and I must say that my adaptation in Kona was very fast. Cascais does not have the same humidity and heat sensation but the summer in the area is also very warm, the cyclist route has some similarities with flat areas and false planes with a cumulative of about 1.800m which is exactly the same as we have in Cascais when we climb the Serra da Malveira to Serra de Sintra" 

 "It's good to be able to live and / or be able to train Cascais"

 "For all those who are going to compete in Kona and recommended Ironman 70.3 from Cascais at the end of September, this can serve as a good preparation and evaluation of your physical condition for Hawaii, so I did this yearor"

 Why visit and compete in Cascais?

 "In Cascais you have everything. Thanks to competing I have visited incredible places, but it has also made me see everything that Cascais offers and that it manages to unite it in one place. Here there is one perfect combination to prepare any test with almost 300 sunny days a year.

We are alone 30 minutes from Lisbon which makes traveling here very easy. Mountains, sea, good weather, great restaurants with fresh fish and seafood as well as traditional Portuguese cuisine …… a city also prepared for families with a wide range of sports and cultural activities…. I think coming here is a great experience "

 "There are also good hotel offers, in our case and as Official Hotel of Ironman 70.3 of Cascais and also knowing the sport we try to offer the best to the triathlete. If you come to the hotel to compete or in another season to train you will always be well received.

Here we try not to miss anything, with parking for bikes with 24 hours, access to the healhclub with indoor pool, sauna y Turkish bath, sports massages at the hotel……"


 What does the Quinta da Marinha Resort Official Hotel offer the triathlete?

"During the weekend of the competition we focus on the 100% in the triathlete who is staying with us offering special IRONMAN breakfast included in the buffet, the day of the test we open to the 04.30 in the morning preparing what the athlete asks us, during these days we have Special menus for athletes, we offer a Special fruit cocktail for the triathlete at the bar, a free shuttle service to the departure area, possibility of a tour by car or bus to recognize the cycling segment, maps with training information of the three sectors and possibility of recognizing the circuit with local athlete ... .this among many others things" 


Paulo Figueiro is without doubt a referring as a long distance triathlete who has managed to combine a demanding management job in one of the most prestigious hotels in Portugal, with his family, training and competitions in international Ironman events.

It is so that not only Triathlon News has echoed this story but you can also find it through the official Ironman page

 About IRONMAN 70.3 by Cascais

There is no doubt that Ironman 70.3 is one of the best medium distance tests in the world.

Circuits, weather, restoration, good communication, leisure area and designed for families ... are just some things that make them unique, but if you join this experience in a place as privileged as the Hotel Quinta da Marinha Resort, it already becomes an unparalleled experience, not only for what it offers, but also because Triathlon really breathes there

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