IRONMAN expands into Turkey and Croatia

IRONMAN has unveiled further expansions to its 2015 IRONMAN European Tour calendar, which now includes new races in Antalya, Turkey, and Pula, Croatia.

IRONMAN is moving into new territory by adding an inaugural race in Turkey – the Gloria IRONMAN 70.3 Turkey, scheduled to take place in Antalya on 25 October 2015.

Additionally, based on the success of the first-ever IRONMAN 70.3 Budapest, Hungary, the M-Dot brand will have two new races in Eastern Europe: the recently announced Herbalife IRONMAN 70.3 Gdynia, Poland, and a new race in the up-and-coming market of Croatia, with the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Pula, Croatia – which is scheduled for 20 September 2015.

IRONMAN’s 2015 European Tour now includes 23 IRONMAN 70.3 races and 13 IRONMAN races.



“IRONMAN saw a highly successful year in Europe in 2013 and we are excited to build upon this success,” said Thomas Dieckhoff, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IRONMAN European, Middle East and Asia. “In fact, a record was set when first-year IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire sold out in less than an hour. We look forward to offering athletes more opportunities to race and experience IRONMAN’s unforgettable brand.”

In addition to Turkey and Croatia, IRONMAN will also add a raft of inaugural races to its 2015 schedule: IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire (UK), IRONMAN 70.3 Dublin (Ireland) and IRONMAN 70.3 Gdynia (Poland).

Next year’s IRONMAN European Tour will also see more Championship races than ever before: The Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship in Port Elizabeth, South Africa; the IRONMAN European Championship in Frankfurt, Germany; the Sparkassen Finanzgruppe IRONMAN 70.3 European Championship in Wiesbaden, Germany; and most notably the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria.

“Some of the most elite triathletes in the world will cross paths in Europe and Africa next year,” added Thomas Dieckhoff. “We are humbled by the task that lies ahead to provide all of them – professionals and age-groupers alike – with a unique racing experience that matches the high level at which these athletes compete.”

2015 IRONMAN European Tour Calendar
Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa: 25 January
Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship: 29 March
IRONMAN 70.3 Aix en Provence: 3 May
Thomas Cook IRONMAN 70.3 Mallorca: 9 May
IRONMAN 70.3 Barcelona: 17 May
IRONMAN 70.3 St. Polten: 17 May
IRONMAN Lanzarote: 23 May
IRONMAN 70.3 Switzerland: 7 June
Sparkasse IRONMAN 70.3 Kraichgau powered by Kraichgau Energie: 7 June
IRONMAN 70.3 UK Staffordshire: 14 June
IRONMAN 70.3 Italy: 14 June
Ergo IRONMAN 70.3 Luxembourg: 20 June
KMD IRONMAN 70.3 Kronborg: 21 June
IRONMAN 70.3 UK: 28 June
IRONMAN Austria: 28 June
IRONMAN France: 28 June
IRONMAN 70.3 Norway: 5 July
IRONMAN European Championship Frankfurt: 5 July
IRONMAN Switzerland: 19 July
Herbalife IRONMAN 70.3 Gdynia: 9 August
IRONMAN 70.3 Dublin: 09 August
Sparkassen Finanzgruppe IRONMAN European Championship 70.3 Wiesbaden**: 09 August
IRONMAN Sweden: 15 August
KMD IRONMAN Copenhagen: 23 August
IRONMAN 70.3 Zell am See: 29 August
IRONMAN 70.3 Budapest: 22 August
IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Zell am See-Kaprun: 30 August
KMD IRONMAN 70.3 Aarhus: 13 September
IRONMAN 70.3 Ruegen: 13 September
IRONMAN Wales: 13 September
IRONMAN 70.3 Lanzarote: 19 September
IRONMAN 70.3 Pula: 20 September
Gloria IRONMAN 70.3 Turkey: 25 October
Thomas Cook IRONMAN Mallorca: TBD
IRONMAN Barcelona: 4 October


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