The toughest sporting challenge is coming to Pula.
IRONMAN – what is it that? IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon race is the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) of half IRONMAN 140.6 – full distance race (140.6). The first IRONMAN Triathlon 140.6 race was held in 1978 in Hawaii. In 2005, WTC instituted the IRONMAN 70.3 race series. This half distance course is named after a full distance of 113 km, known as a HALF IRONMAN, consists of a 1.2-mile (1.9 km) swim, 56-mile (90 km) bike ride, and 13.1-mile (21.1 km) run and corresponds to 70.3 miles.
The “IRONMAN” Triathlon logo is a trademark of the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), headquartered in Tampa / Florida. The WTC has also registered the trademark “IRONMAN Triathlon” for its athletic competitions. The trademark also extends to the use of “140.6” and “70.3,” the respective distances for a FULL and HALF IRONMAN. Significant for the event in the historic town of Pula is the unique beautiful historical scenery, surrounded by the more than 3000 years old amphitheater (ARENA), the Temple of Augustus and many other monuments on the coast of the blue Adriatic Sea and competing in front of a huge domestic and international audience.
This year Pula is also host of THE FINAL for the IRONMAN European TriClub Championship. Best European triathlon clubs (Triclubs) will compete on 20th September in Pula, picturesque Croatian town on the banks of the grand finale of the first IRONMAN TriClub European Championship. “Pula is unique in many ways, but to finish an IRONMAN 70.3 race in the Roman amphitheater of privilege is that the over 1 700 participating athletes will never forget. The historical backdrop is the perfect place for the finals of the European IRONMAN TriClub-series and we look forward to the best age-group athletes of Europe to welcome in Croatia”, said IRONMAN 70.3 Race-Director Pula, Igor Ribaric, who is the exclusive IRONMAN licensee for Croatia.
Pula’s race will begin with the SWIM discipline at the Ambrela Beach on Verudela, will continue with the BIKE discipline through the beautiful outback of the Istrian peninsula, passing picturesque towns such as Medulin, Liznjan, Šišan, Valtura, Loborika, Valtura, Rovinj, Manjadvorci, Šajini, Svetvinčenat, Smoljanci, Krmed, Bale, Vodnjan and Galižana with vineyards, olive groves and cypress avenue, coming back to the marina in Pula where it the RUN discipline will begin through the center of Pula to the finish line in the amphitheater – THE ARENA. It will be an unforgettable experience with a special spirit for all participants, both athletes and spectators.