Ironman last week announced its calendar for the 2014 IRONMAN European Tour adding three new races, IRONMAN Mallorca in Alcudia, Spain on 27th September 2014, IRONMAN 70.3 Aarhus in Denmark on 22nd June 2014 and IRONMAN 70.3 Budapest on August 23th 2014.
“We’re very excited about being able to provide European athletes with even more opportunities to experience the lifestyle and quality unique to IRONMAN events. Athletes have requested we publish our race calendar earlier so they can plan their season accordingly, and today’s announcement clearly shows we are listening,” says Thomas Dieckhoff, IRONMAN’s CEO of Europe, Middle East and Africa. “A complete guide to the 2014 IRONMAN European season is in the making and will be available for download soon.”
After Berlin and Copenhagen, Hungary’s capital of Budapest will become the third European capital to host an IRONMAN race. “Budapest is a perfect addition to our existing IRONMAN 70.3 race schedule. Competitors will be surrounded by the sights and sounds of a major European city; crossing its landmark chain bridge as the race course takes them to both parts of the city – Buda and Pest,” says Kai Walter, IRONMAN’s COO of Europe, Middle East and Africa.
While Budapest is new IRONMAN territory, IRONMAN Mallorca clearly builds on the success of the Thomas Cook IRONMAN 70.3 Mallorca race (May 10th 2014), which has quickly gained a reputation as being a perfect season-opener among athletes.