ICAN Mallorca will gather more than 500 athletes on Saturday at Platja de Palma

More than five hundred athletes will meet this coming Saturday in Platja de Palma, where the ICAN Mallorca 2011 will be held, a triathlon test in the Olympic distance that meets its second edition and that was presented yesterday at the Hotel Iberostar Royal Cupido.

ICAN Mallorca will host two competitions, the Full ICAN and the Half. Athletes must complete the three segments, which in the Full ICAN are made up of 3 kilometers of swimming, 8 of cycling (two laps of a 180-kilometer circuit) and 90 of running (a marathon).
For his pate, the Half is 1'9 kilometers of swimming, 90 of cycling and 21 of running (half marathon).

The winner of the absolute test will receive 2.000 euros as a prize, while the purse for the runner-up is 1.500. The best classified in each segment will also be awarded 500 euros.

Representatives of the Balearic Government, Palma City Council, Unicef, Corte Inglés, Balearic Triathlon Federation and the organization were present at the event, along with exceptional guests such as the Basque triathlete Eneko Llanos –winner of this race last year– or the Paralympic swimmer Xavi Torres and former Olympic cyclist Joan Llaneras. The two athletes will participate in the event as part of the Unicef ​​solidarity team.

"ICAN is more than just a triathlon event, both in terms of the treatment of athletes and the number of parallel activities," explained Sunil Bhardwaj, of the organization of the event.

Source: diariodemallorca.es

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