IRONMAN has confirmed a new 5150 Triathlon Series race in the Croatian town of Poreč – taking place on May 5, 2019.
The Plava Laguna 5150 Triathlon Poreč, Croatia event takes place against the backdrop of the Adriatic Sea. The generally flat, fast nature of the course should give seasoned athletes the opportunity to seal a personal best, as well as offering new athletes the opportunity to take their first steps in the sport of triathlon.
“We are thrilled to be bringing a 5150 Triathlon Series event to this beautiful corner of Croatia, and we are confident that athletes from across our EMEA region will have not only a great race experience but also a wonderful weekend in Poreč,” said Stefan Petschnig, Managing Director, IRONMAN Europe, Middle East and Africa.
He continued, “For lots of athletes, the idea of competing in an IRONMAN or IRONMAN 70.3 race can be extremely daunting, but the 5150 format is accessible for so many athletes of all abilities. For many, we find it’s the perfect vehicle to transport them on their journey to the longer distances whilst also being a significant achievement in itself.”
Athletes will begin their challenge of this Olympic distance triathlon at the one-lap, 1500m swim course on the beach in front of the Hotel Molindrio, before embarking on the 40km bike course which takes in the locally-renowned Aquacolors Park. The competitors then face a 10km coastal-run back to the city centre, with views and local support to help inspire them to the finish line in Istria.
With a variety of accommodation options, a scenic course, friendly locals and a region rich in history, Plava Laguna 5150 Triathlon Poreč, Croatia is positioned as a perfect way to kickstart the 2019 season.