9 Απριλίου 2019

IRONMAN 70.3 Greece, Costa Navarino

Race date: April 14th, 2019

For the first time, the country where the Olympic spirit was born will host an IRONMAN 70.3 race!

Greece conjures up images of sandy beaches under blue skies, fresh and nourishing cuisine, and whitewashed houses. It is also the country where the Olympic spirit was born, making it a fitting host for a triathlon.

IRONMAN 70.3 Greece, Costa Navarino will take place in April, with the pleasant temperatures of spring bringing the ideal climate for racing. This unique race will take place in the Peloponnese—in the area around Costa Navarino and the Messenia regions. This area boasts one of the most breathtaking landscapes in the Mediterranean, combined with a remarkable cultural heritage spanning 4,500 years. Visitors can explore monuments and archeological sites from every period of the Peloponnesian history, surrounded by a landscape of mountains, forests, and rivers. 

Voidokilia beach

Athletes will embark on a 1.9-km swim in the Ionian Sea in front of the pristine beach of Navarino Dunes. They will ride through ancient olive groves and pine-covered hills, while never losing site of the deep blue of the Ionian Sea. Leaving Soulinari they will head to Gargaliani village and back to Costa Navarino. The bike course is a challenging, two-lap course over excellent paved roads. 
Finally, the half marathon will start from The Westin Resort Costa Navarino towards Omega (Voidokilia) beach—a sweeping semicircle beach of light golden sand. 


The beach is right next to Gialova lagoon, a protected Natura 2000 site. The course continues to the lagoon over the village's cobblestone roads before heading back to the finish line at The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort at Costa Navarino. 

Swim

The athletes will embark on a 1.9 km swim in the Ionian Sea, in front of the Costa Navarino Hotel unspoilt sandy beach. The swimmers will enter the sea with a rolling start. The swim will be one lap, parallel to the beach. Exiting the water, the athletes will run a distance of 600m through the Costa Navarino resort, to the transition area. Water temperature in April is around 17C. 

Bike

From the transition area, all participants will head to the road, through the Costa Navarino main gate and uphill towards Soulinari village. They will ride through ancient olive groves and pine covered hills, while never loosing site of the deep blue of the Ionian Sea. Leaving Soulinari they will head to Gargaliani Village and back to Costa Navarino. It will be a two-lap challenging course on excellent tar paved roads. It will have a total elevation of approximately 1.080 meters. 

Run

Lastly, the half marathon will start from the Costa Navarino Hotel towards the beach of Voidokilia, a sweeping semicircle beach of light golden sand. The beach is a Natura 2000 site and a protected area. The course continues to the stunning Gialova lagoon, an important wetland area, through the respective village and its cobblestone roads, before heading back to finish line at Costa Navarino. The running course is mostly tar-paved roads, except of a 2.5 km strip of hard packed sand at the Voidokilia dyke. Running is a one lap course and will have a total elevation of approximately 90 meters.

Source: 
eu.ironman.com

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