This Sunday, October 1, Calella will become the epicenter of the European triathlon by hosting the Qatar Airways IRONMAN Barcelona and IRONMAN 70.3 Barcelona.
With almost 5.000 participants, this event is positioned as the second largest triathlon festival in Europe.
Figures that speak for themselves
At the Qatar Airways IRONMAN® Barcelona, a total of 2.800 triathletes will compete, 91% of whom are foreigners of up to 85 different nationalities.
At IRONMAN 70.3 Barcelona, the figure stands at almost 2.000 triathletes with 83% foreign participation. The United Kingdom leads the registrations, followed closely by France, Germany and Italy.
The circuits of both tests offer a unique experience. From the start on Calella beach to the bicycle segment on the N-II highway, triathletes will enjoy fast and scenic routes that will culminate in one of the best finish lines in Europe.
|Segment||IRONMAN Barcelona||IRONMAN 70.3 Barcelona|
|Swimming||3.8 km in the Mediterranean Sea||1.9 km in the Mediterranean Sea|
|Departure and arrival on Calella beach||Departure and arrival on Calella beach|
|Cycling||180.2 km||90 km|
|Route along the N-II highway||Coastal and inland route|
|Little slope, fast||Fast and flat section|
|Race on foot||42.2 km||21.1 km|
|From Calella to Santa Susanna||From Calella to Pineda de Mar|
|three turns||Two laps|
Stories that inspire
Ramon Arroyo, a Basque athlete diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, returns to compete in Calella ten years later.
Additionally, the event will feature the presence of sailors from the Copa América and club 10IronWomen, a collective that seeks to inspire women in the world of triathlon.
The north coast of Barcelona will be filled with enthusiasm and passion, with fans cheering on the triathletes throughout the course.
Calella: More than a Stage
Calella is not just a competition place; It is a tourist destination with beautiful beaches and a rich history. Ideal for those who accompany triathletes and are looking for complementary activities.
This Sunday, October 1, the emotions will start early. While the IRONMAN 70.3 will start at 07:55, the Qatar Airways participants IRONMAN Barcelona will start at 08:25 in the morning from Calella beach.
As the day progresses, triathletes will take on the challenges of swimming, cycling and running, with the finish expected to be as exciting as ever, likely extending into the late afternoon.
How to follow it live?
If you can't be in Calella but don't want to miss any details, you can follow all the action live through the race track on the official IRONMAN website.
This system will allow you to track athletes in real time, ensuring you don't miss a second of this great event.