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ICAN Triathlon, New Iron Distance Race on Mallorca
Wed 13 October 2010
Many athletes use the Spanish Mediterranean island of Mallorca for triathlon training and now they will be able to go there and race as well. The island gets another major triathlon event in 2011 with the addition of a new Full Iron Distance triathlon race in conjunction with the ICAN Triathlon event. This year race organizers hosted a Half Iron distance race and will expand the event next year by hosting both Half and Full distance races.
Triathlon: ICAN Triathlon When: Saturday, September 17, 2011 Where: Playa de Palma, Palma, Mallorca, Spain Distances: Full / Iron, Half Divisions: Professional?, Age Group, Relay Website: www.icantriathlon.com
The event will be stages in the city of Palma, on the south west side of the island. The distances for the events will be Half ICAN: 1.9km Swim, 90km Bike, 21km Run, while the Full ICAN: 3.8km Swim, 180km Bike, 42km run. The Full ICAN will consist of two-loops on the Half ICAN course. The start of the race will take place in the calm Mediterranean waters of Playa de Palma. Athletes will then head south east along the coast on a scenic ride that will take then take them inland through the cities of Campos, Porreres, Llucmajor on their way back to Palma. The run will then be an enjoyable out-and-back run along the sea.
Here is what Eneko Llanos the winner of this years Half ICAN Triathlon had to say about the course: "This is the swimming section from ICAN TRIATHLON, in the Palma bay. The water is very calm, it is usually as calm, and it is perfect for a competition."
Referring to the bike course: "It is a very quick racecourse although in the beginning it is slightly ascending it is still a quick racecourse. I believe everybody will be able to ascend quite easily. The road is in perfect conditions, the are no dangerous areas and I think the racecourse is perfect for a triathlon of these characteristics."
"The running race is very quick and nearly flat, along the sea...very comfortable to run, and easy."
General assessment: "I believe Mallorca needed a Triathlon of these characteristics. I think Mallorca is the ideal place to compete, have a nice weekend with family and friends, enjoy the island and enjoy ICAN Triathlon."
Pampering the participants is something key to race organizers and one of their innovations is that the top 20 athletes who cross the finish line in both distances will receive prize money. A total of 25,000 euros (Roughly $35,000 USD) will be given out.
This will be the second new major triathlon event on the island in 2011. Earlier this year the WTC announced and new Ironman 70.3 race on the island as well. This will also be the second new Iron Distance triathlon in Spain in 2011 with the recent annoucement of the new ExtremeMan 226 Triathlon.
Registration is currently open for the new Full ICAN race as well as the Half ICAN event, see event website for details. It's unclear how many participants will be allowed to race as no details are listed. The Half ICAN race in 2010 was limited to 500 athletes, so if you are interested you might want to register early for your opportunity to race.
Tri Juice (http://www.Trijuice.com)