Lanzarote Ironman Canarias TriathlonDecember 26, 2016
Every year over 1,500 very fit and very athletic people gather on Lanzarote for the Ironman Canarias Lanzarote Triathlon, which is an official qualifying competition for the Ironman Triathlon World Championship on Hawaii.
The gruelling course includes swimming, cycling and running, in the intense heat and arid landscape of Lanzarote. Every athlete who wishes to participate in the Ironman Triathlon World Championship has to qualify, and sixty people will make it.
The event commences from a transition area near Hotel Fariones Playa with a 3.8 km swim in the sea just off the coast.
Then the athlets don their cycle helmet for a 180km cycling event leaving from Puerto del Carmen and travelling through Puerto Calero, Yaiza, El Golfo, Timanfaya, Tinajo, Teguise, Tias, then snaking it’s way back to Puerto del Carmen.
The athletes are then tested more, with a 42.2km run, four x 10km loops of Puerto Del Carmen.