This May, the greatest athletes and tri-athletes in the world once again descended on Majorca to take part in the famous sports event: the Thomas Cook Ironman 70.3 Majorca.
After the overwhelming success of last year’s event, the organisers of the competition returned to the island for the 4th Ironman Majorca 70.3, which was held on Saturday 10 May in Alcudia.
This year’s event proved that this is one of the greatest 70.3 competitions on an international level, attracting 3,500 athletes from 69 different countries; a record-breaking turnout.
Ironman 70.3 Majorca is one of the toughest competitions in the world, in which competitors have to swim in open waters, cycle through mountains and run a gruelling marathon. It is a true feat of strength and endurance, where competitors must be able to adapt to all types of terrain.
Alcudia; the ideal location for Ironman 70. 3 Majorca
A renown training paradise for cyclists and tri-athletes, Majorca has hosted this Ironman competition for the past four years.
Alcudia, where the event is held, is one of the most famous cities on the Island and the Ironman 70.3 makes full use of its privileged location and surroundings to create a truly spectacular and beautiful route.
Alcudia is located in the north of Majorca and is one of the Island’s prettiest places. With a coastline stretching over 30 km, including beautiful sandy beaches and stunning sea cliffs and coves, this area boasts the most modern facilities and peaceful surroundings, making it an ideal place to relax and to enjoy all kinds of sports. It is a truly unique destination, offering activities to suit all tastes, including water sports, hiking, mountaineering, cycling, golf and many more.
The current Ironman Majorca route begins with the swimming challenge in the bay of Alcudia. The swim is followed by a cycling race through the Tramontana mountain range, one of the jewels of the Majorcan landscape, and ends with a marathon on the Alcudia beach. This is one of the most popular Ironman events in the world, thanks to its beautiful scenery and the Balearic Islands’ pleasant climate.
At the heart of these ideal surroundings, JS Sol de Alcudia has become the perfect hotel for participates in the Ironman Majorca event. It is, for example, the number-one choice for athletes such as Natascha Schmitt, a tri-athlete who year after year chooses JS HOTELS as her favourite place to stay on Majorca.
JS Sol del Alcudia is already preparing to welcome elite athletes and special guests, such as participants in the Ironman 70.3 Majorca, offering exclusive relax and recovery services.
JS Hotels highlights the importance of sports tourism on Majorca as a long-term trend on the Island. In fact, in 2013 alone, the Balearic Islands were visited by close to 2 million tourists who had come to practice some kind of sport.