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Why compete in IRONMAN Portugal?

The IRONMAN Portugal-Cascais, scheduled for October 19, 2024, is presented with new features that promise to further improve the experience of triathletes.

This competition, which has gained prestige in recent years, will introduce significant changes to its cycling circuits this year, both for the full distance and for IRONMAN 70.3.

Changes in Cycling Circuits

The IRONMAN Portugal cycling circuit extends over 180 km distributed over two laps.

This year, competitors will have the opportunity to pedal through some of the most stunning landscapes on the Portuguese Riviera. AND

The tour includes Guincho Beach and the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, with its natural beauty and challenging terrain.

A notable stretch is the Estrada do Guincho, which leads to Malveira and the Serra de Sintra, passing the Blue Lagoon and the iconic Estoril Formula 1 Circuit.

The changes introduced for this edition feature improved roads, providing a smoother and safer surface for athletes.

In addition, the route passes by emblematic monuments of Lisbon, such as the Belém Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery, offering a visually spectacular environment.

It also has a total gradient of 1465 meters, making this circuit beautiful and entertaining.

For those competing in IRONMAN 70.3, the cycling course will be a 90 km loop but with a total elevation gain of 708 meters.

Slots for the World Cup

The IRONMAN Portugal-Cascais offers participants the possibility of qualifying for the VinFast IRONMAN 205 World Championships.

Those in the full field will have the option to compete for World Championship Slots in Kona, while IRONMAN 70.3 participants will have the opportunity to qualify for the World Championship in Marbella, Spain, scheduled for November 8 and 9, 2025.

Cascais: A Sports and Tourist Destination

Cascais, in addition to being an ideal place for triathlon, is a first-class tourist destination. Visitors can explore its charming old town, enjoy beaches such as Guincho and visit the impressive Boca do Inferno. The city offers a perfect combination of natural beauty, historical heritage and recreational activities.

Among the points of interest in Cascais are:

  • Hell's Mouth: An impressive rock formation where the waves break strongly.
  • Condes de Castro Guimarães Museum: Located in a 20th century palace, it houses a valuable collection of art and furniture.
  • Cascais Citadel: An ancient fortress that offers panoramic views of the city and the ocean.
  • Beaches: Guincho, Conceição and Rainha, perfect for relaxing and enjoying water sports.
  • Cuisine: Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy local products and fish.

Open enrollment

Registrations for IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 Portugal-Cascais 2024 are still open.

For more information and to register, visit the official page of the event.

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