1st In November 2018, Tampa, Florida, and London, UK, IRONMAN, Wanda Sports Holdings, announced with great enthusiasm the introduction of the new 70.3 race that joins the EMEA circuit (Europe and the Middle East). East, Africa) in 2019 – IRONMAN 70.3 Marrakech.
Stefan Petschnig – Director of IRONMAN EMEA – is pleased to present the IRONMAN 70.3 race in the new part of the world. " We always look for places where we can organize our competition, and Marrakech will surely offer a sensational experience for national athletes and those outside of it. Our experience in South Africa has taught us that endurance sports are a great hit on the continent. We look forward to bringing the IRONMAN 70.3 Series back to this vivid destination. "
Marrakech becomes the first town in the Maghreb, which on Sunday, October 27, 2019 hosts IRONMAN 70.3, with athletes from all over the world to participate in this great competition.
" It has come to the fore that this iconic internationally acclaimed competition, IRONMAN 70.3, is held for the first time in the Maghreb in Morocco. In addition to discovering the extraordinary natural environment of the Marrakech region, this competition will be an outstanding showcase for its influence and Morocco beyond the borders "Said Simo Azelarab, President of NAPECO, a company with a label in Morocco.
" We hope this event will attract visitors from all over the world and encourage Moroccan athletes to be one of the most challenging endurance challenges in the world. Bertrand Mulot, co-founder and technical director of IRONMAN 70.3 Marrakech added.
In the morning of the competition, athletes will start in the calm waters of the Lalla Takerkoust Lake for 1.9 km of tide. Then it will continue with 90 km of bicycle route, one of the fastest laps of IRONMAN 70.3, passing through the Tahanaout Berber village and the green meadow of Ourika valley on the backdrop of the snowy Atlas summits. The route is very good, with a vertical drop of 816 m and a negative altitude of 981 m. The 21 km race will be organized in two loops in the heart of the district. Athletes will be able to try their best time on a flat road, spotted in historic monuments like the minaret of Koutoubia. " After a few hours of effort, we guarantee the athletes of the last meters of rich emotions when they reach the renowned international circuit of Moulay El Hassan! " adds Bertrand.
IRONMAN 70.3 Marrakesh will deliver 30 seats to IRONMAN 70.3 Taupō World Championship, New Zealand, 28-29. November 2020.
Weekend Triple Effort with a wide range of events, including:
- Rail 5 km race, October 26, 2019, reserved for women of 15 years.
- IRONKIDS races from 400 to 1800 m according to age groups, October 26, 2019, reserved for children under 5 years.
- "Village Expo", an event that must take place from 25 to 27 October 2019, is located on the Moulay El Hassan circuit. They will be able to find athletes, professionals and amateurs, partners, professionals of the world of outdoor sports and endurance, the media, as well as locals and tourists visiting ocher town.
Though IRONMAN 70.3 is reserved for seasoned athletes, the venue and the period make this contest as the main event above all. The challenge is to make this event, a sport event accessible to everyone, relying on the positive values of the triathlon, according to the organizers.
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