After the success of Spain’s ICAN events in Majorca, Malaga and Valladolid, ICAN Triathlon takes another step in its growth and announces its leap to the international scene, in particular to Germany. With the new ICAN Nordhausen 2013, to be held on August 25, this triathlon will be held in the form Half-Triathlon (1.9 km swim, 90 km bike, 21 km run).
Nordhausen is located in the German state of Thuringia, in the geographical center of Germany and at the foot of the Harz Mountains. A beautiful town of over 45,000 inhabitants and is 273 kilometers from Berlin, 146 from Hannover, or 140 of Lepzig. In addition, among its monuments include the statue of Roland, the seventeenth century, considered a symbol of the city. Nordhausen also features the Cathedral of the Holy Cross (Dom Heiligen Zum Kreuz), built in the middle of the tenth century, the Romanesque church of Frauenberger Kirche (St Mary auf dem Berg), the Tower of San Pedro (Petriturm) or the Kunsthaus Meyenburg , a Jugendstil villa from the early twentieth century that houses a small museum of contemporary art.
“ICAN Nordhausen Germany”, has been possible thanks to the collaboration of local authorities in Nordhausen, and also with the support and expertise of one of the most experienced German triathletes in the long distance, Dr. Ulrich Konschak, who will be the Race Director and the person who has designed this spectacular race.
The course will begin with the sector Sundhäuser swimming in the lake, for the first challenge in Scheunenhof. The athletes will then depart and ride 90 km by bike, cycling by the spectacular setting at the foot of the Harz Mountains, and Auleben Uthleben direction, reaching Görsbach to continue to Urbach and Steigerthal. The cycling challenge for triathletes will be in Mount Buchholzer Berg, and from there will go Stempeda to rotate in the direction of Buchholz and Petersdorf, before returning to Nordhausen. There will be a smaller run, which runs by Leimbach and Steigerthal, and again by the Berg Buchholzer Stempeda direction, before returning to Nordhausen. In total a cumulative altitude of only 550 meters. The running course will be a five-kilometer circuit in the call Promenade, touring the parks of the city, its historic center and the arrival in the Square Theatre Nordhausen in the heart of the city.
The mayor of Nordhausen, Dr. Klaus Zeh, “is a source of great joy that we will be promoting the triathlon event with the ICAN partnership. I congratulate the organizers for this new international project that will bring the city of Nordhausen to cross borders. It will also benefit the rest of the region and a very nice challenge to have the international competition in Nordhausen “Mr. Zeh said.
Meanwhile, the founder and CEO of ICAN, Sunil Bhardwaj, said “Of Nordhausen and surroundings, I see only advantages. It is a beautiful setting, with a world-class organization with many nearby airports that allow easy arrival of international triathletes. ”
The German professional triathlete Katia Konschak, winner of ICAN Marbella 2012 was impressed with the project. “I like the idea of being able to share here in Nordhausen with other triathletes, professional and amateur, who are from other countries.” She is excited for the arrival of participants from other countries such as Spain, Holland, and Great Britain.
Finally, the second mayor of Nordhausen, Matthias Jendricke, said, “I believe the event will be successful, and with local oversight I’m sure will be a spectacular event.”
With the previous successes, ICAN will maintain its philosophy of “by and for the triathlete,” with its shuttle service at the airport, the traditional Pasta Party prior to the competition, the Family Lounge, plus a host of activities, conferences the days before the race. Thus, the calendar for 2013 ICAN expands with its first international event in Nordhausen on August 25, which joins Malaga (April 7), Mallorca-Paguera (May 5) and Valladolid (July 6). Four dates that no one should miss. Look for more information as it becomes available on the ICAN website, www.icantriathlon.com