The 2011 edition of Home de Ferro, which will continue to be a scoring event for the World series of long distance triathlon and the Spanish Championship of this discipline, will have a great novelty. Parallel to the test that will be held on October 30, another will be held called Promo Home de Ferro and whose main characteristic is that its distances are shorter.
According to the official website of both sporting events, www.homedeferro.com, the routes of this satellite competition will be 2 kilometers for swimming, 80 for cycling and 22 for running, thus reducing the 4 for swimming, 120 for cycling and 30 for running of the federated event. “It is an Open event that will use the same circuits but in which there will be more laps. It can be done by relays or individually ", declared Juanjo Serra, spokesman for Home de Ferro, organizer of both competitions.
The objective, according to Serra, is to accommodate non-federated triathletes, those who do not want to complete distances as long as those of the World Series test or simply amateur athletes who want to try the triathlon experience. In addition, another of the purposes is "to increase total participation," explained the spokesman for the Home de Ferro Association.
The participants in both tests will all be running at the same time, although first one competition will start and then the other. The Ferro Promo Home will end before and after the elite triathletes competition.