More than 1.000 triathletes at Club La Santa IRONMAN Lanzarote 2024

The evidence has been presented in the Lanzarote Town Hall

The Cabildo of Lanzarote has hosted the presentation ceremony of the 32nd edition of the Club La Santa IRONMAN Lanzarote, emblematic test in the calendar of sporting events in the Canary Islands.

Like every year, the island is preparing to receive the best long-distance triathletes in the world, who will face this Saturday a challenge only equal to the “iron men and women” who give their name to the IRONMAN circuit: 3,8 kilometers of swimming, 180,2 kilometers on the bicycle and, to finish, a marathon, that is, 42,2 of running on foot.

More than 1.000 professional athletes and fans will meet in Puerto del Carmen at the Playa Grande exit.

Test presentation

The event was attended by Oswaldo Betancort, president of the Lanzarote Cabildo, Juan Monzón, Minister of Sports, and Fabio Cabrera, Head of Sports and Director of Racing at Club La Santa.

Oswaldo Betancort has stated that the test ““It is an international showcase.”, and has stressed that “we want to guarantee the future of the next editions, betting on sustainability and environmental management".

The president of the Cabildo concluded by highlighting the history of the event and its meaning for the island, pointing out that “IRONMAN is Lanzarote and Lanzarote is IRONMAN”.

"Talking about this event is making it a hallmark of Lanzarote”, as Juan Monzón has highlighted, while Fabio Cabrera wanted to underline the importance of this for “reinforce sports tourism and promote Lanzarote, the different island".

Cabrera has also highlighted the changes introduced in this year's edition after having "listened to the triathletes with the aim of continuing to improve the test."

The Government of the Canary Islands, the Cabildo of Lanzarote, Promotur Turismo de Canarias and Lanzarote European Sports Destination collaborate with Club La Santa in the organization of the oldest IRONMAN event in Europe.

The work of the Civil Guard and local police, the support of sponsors and suppliers, and the involvement of volunteers are also essential pillars for the celebration of an event that left an impact of more than 4,5 million euros in Lanzarote in 2023 and involves around 4.000 people.

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