O 1st In November 2018, in Tampa, Florida and London, IRONMAN, a company of Wanda Sports Holdings, enthusiastically announced the introduction of a new 70.3 race that joins the EMEA (Europe, Middle East) circuit. East, Africa) in 2019 – IRONMAN 70.3 Marrakech.
Stefan Petschnig – Executive Director of IRONMAN EMEA – is pleased to present an IRONMAN 70.3 race in a new part of the world. " We are always looking for places where we can organize our competitions, and Marrakech will certainly offer a sensational experience for national and international athletes. Our experience in South Africa has taught us that endurance sports are a big hit on the continent. We look forward to bringing the IRONMAN 70.3 Series back to this vibrant destination. "
Marrakesh becomes the first city in the Maghreb to host an IRONMAN 70.3 on Sunday, October 27, 2019, with athletes from all over the world to take part in this important competition.
" It is a dream come true that this iconic internationally renowned competition, IRONMAN 70.3, will be held for the first time in the Maghreb in Morocco. In addition to discovering the exceptional natural scenery of the Marrakesh region, this competition will prove to be an extraordinary show of its influence and Morocco beyond the borders. "Said Simo Azelarab, president of NAPECO, the company that owns the seal in Morocco.
" We hope that this event will attract visitors from all over the world and inspire Moroccan athletes to face one of the greatest resistance challenges in the world. Added Bertrand Mulot, co-founder and technical director of IRONMAN 70.3 Marrakech.
On the morning of the competition, athletes will start in the calm waters of Lake Lalla Takerkoust for a swimming circuit of 1.9 km. They will continue with the 90 km cycling route, one of the fastest IRONMAN 70.3 circuits, passing through the Berber village of Tahanaout and the green fields of the Ourika valley against the backdrop of the region's snow-capped peaks. Atlas. The route is very rolling with a vertical drop of 816 m and a negative elevation of 981 m. The 21 km race will be organized in 2 laps in the heart of the ocher city. Athletes will be able to look for the best time on a flat road punctuated by historical monuments, such as the Koutoubia minaret. " After several hours of effort, we guarantee the athletes of the last few meters rich in emotion when they arrive at the famous international motorsport circuit Moulay El Hassan! " adds Bertrand.
IRONMAN 70.3 Marrakesh will deliver 30 seats to IRONMAN 70.3 Taupō World Championships, New Zealand, November 28-29, 2020.
A triple effort weekend of prospect with a wide range of events including:
- The Iron Girl 5 km race, October 26, 2019, reserved for women from 15 years.
- The IRONKIDS race from 400m to 1800m according to the age group, on October 26, 2019, reserved for children from 5 years of age.
- The Village Expo, a mandatory event from October 25 to 27, 2019, is located on the Moulay El Hassan circuit. You will be able to find athletes, professionals and amateurs, partners, professionals from the world of outdoor sports and resistance, the media, but also the locals and tourists who visit the ocher city.
Although IRONMAN 70.3 is reserved for experienced athletes, the venue and period make this competition a mainstream event above all else. The challenge is to make this event a sporting event accessible to all audiences, relying on the positive values conveyed by the triathlon, according to the organizers.
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