Demand for racing Ironman hits an all time high, with six out of nine Ironman races in Europe now sold out. The season kicks of with the Spec Savers Ironman 70.3 South Africa on January 20th 2013.
The iconic IRONMAN series of events is targeting a record year in Europe. Six out of nine IRONMAN races have sold out of as today: IRONMAN Canarias Lanzarote (Spain), IRONMAN France (Nice), IRONMAN Austria (Klagenfurt), the Frankfurter Sparkasse IRONMAN European Championship (Frankfurt, Germany), IRONMAN UK (Bolton) and IRONMAN Sweden (Kalmar).
General entries remain available for the Spec Savers IRONMAN South Africa (April 14th 2013), IRONMAN Switzerland (Zurich) powered by ewz (July 28th 2013), and IRONMAN Wales (Tenby, September 8th 2013), with each event comprising of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run.
“2013 will be an exceptional year. Our record number of entries indicates the amount of trust and loyalty athletes put in us“, says Thomas Dieckhoff, WTC’s President Europe, Middle East and Africa. “It just shows that – on top of already high entry numbers last year – there’s an unprecedented wish on the athletes’ side to experience the high quality of our races, the dream of finishing an IRONMAN race that unites us, and the amazing and diverse race locations we are able offer. Wales and Zurich are just that – amazing races that are now also on pace for sellouts.“
“We’ve spent the last months planning and now we are ready to deliver“, adds Kai Walter, WTC’s Managing Director International Operations. “Racing means to push yourself to the limit. We have meticulously prepared ourselves over the winter to do just that to provide athletes with the unique atmosphere of IRONMAN. There’s no bigger reward for a hard-working operational team than seeing satisfied athletes at our events.“
The IRONMAN season kicks off with the Spec Savers IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa (January 20th, 2013) and ends of IRONMAN 70.3 Lanzarote (October 5th, 2013).