IRONMAN Vitoria will return to the city center

Plaza España will once again be the long-awaited goal for athletes

Last 2021, the organization focused all its efforts on holding the event, aware of the economic impact it has on the city.

In order to be able to guarantee all the appropriate sanitary measures, The IRONMAN Group worked to propose alternative circuits that would take the participants away from the heart of the city of Alava.

After the celebration of this second edition of IRONMAN Vitoria-Gasteiz and with the remarkable improvement of the pandemic, the organizers have announced "the return" to the city center, where the athletes will once again walk the streets of the medieval city and above all feel the warmth of the Basque and international public cheering them on.

The inscriptions for the IRONMAN Vitoria-Gasteiz 2022 is advancing at a good pace and it won't be many days until the organizing company hangs the complete sign.

Eduardo Martinez (Race Director):

Next July 10, IRONMAN Vitoria-Gasteiz returns stronger than ever, we are working with great enthusiasm together with all public institutions, to offer participants, the public and the media a first-class event, preparations are progressing well pace and in a few weeks we will announce some details and news of this new edition.

In addition, 45 slots will be distributed among the first and first classified of the different categories, which will give the place to participate in the World Championship in the IRONMAN of Hawaii.

The first massive post-COVID-19 event

In 2021, IRONMAN Vitoria-Gasteiz became the first massive event in the Basque city after the pandemic.

Authorities, health experts and organization devised the best action plan to guarantee the celebration of the event with all security measures.

The development of the event was a complete success that became a benchmark for the city and contributed to the reactivation of tourism in the province, a sector that was clearly affected by the COVID crisis.

The IRONMAN Group focuses efforts on Spain and is already working on the 2023 edition

The director of "The IRONMAN Group" visited the offices of Southern Europe in Barcelona last week, where together with the IRONMAN Spain team he worked on the company's strategy for the coming years, betting on the Iberian Peninsula.

Along these lines, the management team is working on a proposal for 2023 that would have a greater media and economic impact on the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz.

In addition, the test opens new logo, made up of different shades of the most characteristic color of the landscapes of the province of Álava, green, and supporting the motto of the corporate identity of VITORIA-GASTEIZ “green capital”.

In addition, the four towers that form the logo are, The Cathedral of Santa María, the Church of San Miguel Arcángel, the Church of San Pedro Apóstol and the Church of San Vicente Mártir.

All of them are located in the Old Town of Vitoria-Gasteiz, the only IRONMAN test that takes place in a medieval city.

Agustí Pérez (Director of IRONMAN for the South of EMEA: Spain, Andorra, Italy and Portugal):

After a really hard 2021 due to the pandemic situation, and not being able to organize the desired event, from the organization we face the 2022 edition of the IRONMAN Vitoria-Gasteiz as the starting point for the coming years, returning to the city center and betting on Vitoria in our strategy, to build a solid, broader project that welcomes all types of triathletes.

We want to offer local triathletes and athletes a high-level event where they can compete, collaborating with the Vitorian society, its volunteers, local companies, hotels and restaurants, as well as making all our international athletes aware of the magnificent atmosphere of the city of Vitoria. , its unique natural environment and the "warmth" of its public.

We are convinced that Vitoria-Gasteiz will once again vibrate and fill the streets with triathletes and the public!

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