Next Saturday, October 9, the ninth edition of the Club La Santa IRONMAN 70.3 Lanzarote.
The test, which offers 30 places for the different categories of the World Championship, plus two slots for PRO triathletes, it will feature 670 participants from 44 countries.
The event was presented at an event held this morning at the H10 Rubicón Palace Hotel and was attended by some of the most recognized participants.
Accompanied by Fabio Cabrera, Director of the Races and Head of Sports of Club La Santa, Anne Haug, current IRONMAN world champion; Nikki Bartlett, gold medal in the IRONMAN Lanzarote and in the IRONMAN 70.3 Dun Laoghaire in 2019; Daniel Bækkegård, gold medal in the IRONMAN 70.3 Dubai and in the IRONMAN 70.3 Tallinn and bronze in the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship; and Aitor Gonzalez, as a local representative, they shared their feelings for the test.
Anne Haug, who has been training at the Club La Santa facilities for some years and knows the island well, showed his enthusiasm for participating in this edition of the race: “Lanzarote is my second home, I am lucky to have the support of Club La Santa , a unique place that meets the best conditions to train, "said the German.
Nikki Bartlett, who already knows what it is to succeed in Lanzarote, stressed that “it would be very special to win this event, it is an iconic and tough route, to which all triathletes want to come. For this reason, there are increasingly stronger professionals. I come with enthusiasm and enthusiasm ”.
For its part, Daniel Bækkegård He noted that "after the World Championship, I come here because I want to compete in an important race on the calendar." "You have to prepare Lanzarote taking into account that everything can happen on the day of the test," said the Dane.
"The idea is to get a slot, we will see if the weather conditions accompany a bit, since the wind on the bike and the heat can take their toll ", pointed out Aitor González, who, accustomed to training and competing in the surroundings of Lanzarote, advised the rest of the participants" to enjoy and drink lots of water during the test ”.
For its part, Fabio Cabrera He wanted to recognize the great work of all the people and institutions that have collaborated to make the Club La Santa IRONMAN 70.3 Lanzarote a reality.
To end the event, he recalled the next tests that will take place at Club La Santa, the Volcano Triathlon and International Running Challenge, and the change in the calendar for next year. "We go with everything, with great enthusiasm, enthusiasm and motivated for what is coming," said Cabrera.
Lanzarote continues to recover its usual pulse and maintains its commitment to active tourism thanks to the celebration of events and sports events of an international dimension, such as this one Club La Santa IRONMAN 70.3 Lanzarote.