New bike and run courses and more years of racing are in store for IRONMAN in Spain, as a renewal between IRONMAN Calella, Spain. Home to IRONMAN Barcelona and IRONMAN 70.3 Barcelona, Calella is a seaside town 58km northeast of Barcelona, in Catalonia.
The renewal agreement was made public in an official ceremony presided over by the mayor of the city of Calella, Montserrat Candini. It was attended by Paul Huddle, IRONMAN Head of Operations Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Agustí Pérez, Director of IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 Barcelona.
During the signing of the agreement, IRONMAN also presented the new courses for this year’s IRONMAN Barcelona.
The extension of the contract between the town of Calella and IRONMAN ensures that IRONMAN 70.3 Barcelona and IRONMAN Barcelona will continue for the next three years. Both sides have also expressed their ‘interest and willingness to prolong the relationship after this journey’.
“For Calella is an honour to welcome the athletes and families traveling to our city to enjoy the sport and tourism mix that defines IRONMAN,” said Monsterrat Candini.
Paul Huddle at IRONMAN said. “The reception of Calella during the first three years of IRONMAN on the peninsula has been excellent, therefore the renewal of the agreement is great news for us and for triathletes who come to Calella to compete.”
During the presentation, Agustí Pérez officially unveiled the new cycling and run courses that will be effective from 2 October at IRONMAN Barcelona, and beyond. He said, “From the start of our work at IRONMAN we are focused daily to improve every aspect of our jobs. The new bike circuit, only two laps, ensures a better experience for our athletes. The new run course will do the same.”