The scene of action is the town of Messini, located in the southwestern part of the Peloponnese administrative district. The choice fell on him not by chance, because it was here in ancient times that the Olympic spirit was born.
Athletes from around the world will gather in Greece to determine which of them is faster and more enduring. The IRONMAN project has existed since 1978. Participants in the race IRONMAN must pass three stages without a break: the marathon race, the swim, and the track on the bike. Under this brand, dozens of competitions annually take place in different cities of the world.
The representative of IRONMAN noted that Greece is currently one of the most popular tourist brands, so the country was included in the competition calendar. In addition, the number of marathons and sports enthusiasts increases annually in the Balkan Peninsula, so IRONMAN 70.3 in Greece should be greeted with delight.
How will triathlon competitions take place in Greece?
The starting point is the resort of Costa Navarino, which is located in the southwest of the Peloponnese peninsula. The nearby city of Kalamata can only be reached by plane. To the start of the competition, participants will go by bus or taxi.
The triathlon will start with a swim in the Ionian Sea. Its waters have a comfortable temperature – 17 ° C – and crystal purity. Athletes have to swim almost two kilometers, or rather 1.2 miles. Start on the beach Navarino Dunes.
After overcoming the first stage, you need to take a bike and drive 90.1 km (56 miles) on an asphalt road. On the way, you can admire olive groves, pine forests, and seascapes. The final stage is a marathon. Athletes will need to run 21.1 km from Westin Resort Costa Navarino to Omega Beach. Finish – at the hotel The Romanos.
Features of the Greek IRONMAN
● Scenic landscapes.
● Clean air.
● Comfortable temperature.
● The 4,500-year-old historical and cultural heritage of the region.
Participants of the legendary competitions will be able not only to test their endurance but also to get acquainted with the incredible cultural heritage of the region. For example, you can go on a tour of the settlements that were formed during the Neolithic, to see the ancient temples and Mycenaean palaces.
How to become a participant in triathlon competitions?
If you want to see Greece and experience the power of the spirit, then you should definitely register for a triathlon competition. This can be done on the official website of the event – ironman.com