Last weekend, over 770 athletes participated in the first ever 5150 Triathlon Series event in Poland – 5150 Warsaw Triathlon. Elliot Smales of Great Britain took the men’s victory, while a local Polish athlete Paulina Kotfica prevailed in the women’s field.
The 771 participating athletes took on the 5150 Warsaw Triathlon on 12 June, organized as a part of the international 5150 Triathlon Series, owned by IRONMAN/Wanda Sports. Among the participants, there were several Polish celebrities, who ‘tend to act as triathlon ambassadors in their country, including well-known actors and TV presenters.’
“If I were to describe the race in one word, I would have to say ‘spectacular’,” said Thomas Veje Olsen, Regional Director of IRONMAN for Scandinavia, Poland and Baltic countries, who visited the race.
He added, “High organizational standards, perfect weather conditions and the exceptional run course located in the historic part of the city of Warsaw made the race really outstanding. Add to this the spectacular finish at the foot of the Grand Theatre and the National Opera and you get a highlight 5150 Triathlon Series event which should attract even more triathlon fans in the years to come.”
Organised by Sport Evolution, the exclusive IRONMAN licensee in Poland, the 5150 Warsaw Triathlon is positioned as a starter event before Herbalife IRONMAN 70.3 Gdynia in August. This is billed as ‘a true benchmark for the whole market’ in Poland.
The countdown to Gdynia on 5-7 August has already been launched, with a giant M-Dot shaped clock ticking on the Kosciuszki Square in Gdynia, where the IRONMAN village will be located this year.