Everything prepared for the third edition of the Long Course Weekend Mallorca

It is a unique multisport event in Spain and lasts 3 days

For the third consecutive year, Alcúdia is once again the scene of one of the most unique sporting events of all those held in the Balearic Islands: Long Course Weekend Mallorca.

It's a multisport event unique in Spain and that lasts 3 days, from tomorrow Saturday 26 until Monday 28 of October, and that will congregate some 1.000 athletes (triathletes, cyclists, swimmers and runners) of more than 20 nationalities.

Official presentation

Long Course Mallorca has been officially presented today at the Hotel Zafiro Palace Alcúdia with the presence of Barbara Rebassa Bisbal, mayor of Alcúdia, Joaquín Cantalapiedra, councilor of Esports and Joventut Ajuntament AlcúdiaAntonio Homar, Commercial Director of Zafiro Hotels, David Thompson, Long Course Weekend race director and Kumulus manager, and Matthew Evans, director of Activity Wales and CEO of Long Course Weekend.

David Thompson, director of the race and manager of the company Kumulus, commented in the press conference, about Alcúdia:

«Alcúdia is the almost the best place on the island, to organize sporting events, by proximity, by facilities. We have been working with the city council for more than 10 for years and the treatment has been exquisite.

The site is perfect, it has a bay that you can hardly find anywhere, it is like a giant pool.

You have to take into account that it is a place chosen by central Europe by hundreds of athletes, to come to do cycling during the months of March and April.

The roads, the hotels, the services that are given here are very few places in the world that offer what makes Alcudia a world-class referencel. »

He went to the press conference Antonio Homar, the commercial director of Zafiro Hotels. At Sapphire Palace of AlcúdiaThere are many activities aimed at the endurance athlete throughout the year and has specific facilities for sports.

Among them it has a heated swimming pool for sports swimming, a guarded bicycle garage, bicycle rental, mechanical workshop.

In addition, they organize various Training Camps internationally, which shows that it is an ideal place to do a sports concentration.

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Press conference of the Mallorca Long Course Weekend

This year the novelty is the Half LCW Mallorca

This year, as a novelty, you can also do Half LCW Mallorca, completing just half of the long distance distances.

In this third edition a total of 1.000 athletes of more than 20 nationalities distintas, with more than 75% of foreigners, mostly British and German.

More than 35% of those enrolled are women, a very high figure compared to the sporting events of running, cycling, swimming or triathlon.

The main favorite for the victory in the men's category will be the British Tom Vickery, who won the first two editions of the LCW and returns to Alcúdia with the aim of being crowned champion again in the spectacular and unique awards ceremony on Monday afternoon.

A last minute incorporation is  Thomas Steger, second in the Challenge Peguera-Mallorca last weekend

Swim on Saturday, ride a bike on Sunday and run on Monday.

It is a sporting event in which participants have to swim on Saturday, ride a bike on Sunday and run on Monday.

There are many distances and options in which to participate each day, and a special recognition in the form of a fourth medal for those athletes capable of taking part daily in the long distance segment that gives name to the competition: 3.800 m of swimming, 180 km of Cycling and 42.195 m running.

The competition starts tomorrow Saturday 26

The Long Course Weekend Mallorca starts tomorrow Saturday 26 of October with the Swim Day at 9AM in the bay of the port of Alcúdia, with races of 750, 1.500, 1.900 and 3.800 meters. In the afternoon starting at 16h, a fun race for children, the Kids Beach Run, is held right on the beach.

Sunday is the “Bike Day”That starts at 8h30 with a cycling race of 86 or 172km, with roads closed to traffic and with the option of being able to go in platoon.

Finally, Monday 26 of October is the “Run Day”From 8h45, in which athletes can choose between running 5, 10, 21 or 42 km.

Only the finishers of the three days in the greatest distances may qualify for the fourth medal that grants them the status of “Legends” and “finishers” of the Long Course Weekend Mallorca.

Long Course Weekend is organized by Kumulus, with the invaluable cooperation of the Ajuntament d'Alcúdia. More information in www.lcwmallorca.com.

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