July, 14th. Vitoria, Spain
Fast racing in northern Spain’s most beautiful triathlon destination.
IRONMAN Vitoria-Gasteiz invites you to the spectacular cultural capital of northern Spain’s Basque Country, province of Álava! With over a decade of triathlon heritage, Vitoria-Gasteiz is a well-known triathlon playground offering astonishing natural landscapes, rich culture, unforgettable Basque gastronomy, and passionate and vibrant people.
Distinctly different to other Spanish races on the IRONMAN circuit, IRONMAN Vitoria-Gasteiz celebrates the unique landscapes and characteristics of northern Spain. Athletes can expect mild summer temperatures averaging 20’C as they start their 3.8km swim in the warm and calm waters of the scenic lake Ullíbarri-Gamboa, the biggest water reservoir in Euskadi. Heading out onto the 180km bike course, athletes will follow the lake shores and continue through the beautiful green countryside and scenic towns of the Álava region while the Elguea Mountains provides the perfect backdrop. This course is known to be as fast as it is scenic, so personal best times are on the cards. Onto the run, athletes will discover the culture and architecture of Vitoria-Gasteiz’s old town as they run the four-lap 42.2km course in the very heart of the city.
2019 IRONMAN Vitoria-Gasteiz offers 40 qualifying slots for the 2019 Vega IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, HI.