Date: July 3, 2021.
Official web site: LINK
Organizer: IRONMAN + Club La Santa.
Not only is it one of the oldest Ironman triathlons in Europe, but it is also generally considered to be the hardest in the world. The scorching summer temperatures common in Lanzarote at this time of year, as well as the cycling section that takes athletes around the whole island with the trade winds to contend with, make it particularly challenging.
The incentive to keep athletes going is the thought of winning one of the 40 qualifying places for the Kona World Championship in Hawaii and the motivation provided by thousands of well-wishers and onlookers supporting them en route and during the final marathon.