COVID-19 crisis: Canceled race.
Date in 2020: May 23.
New date in 2021: May 22.
Registration 2020: Closed. The participants registered in 2020 can take part in the 2021 even or ask to join IRONMAN Vichy (August, 23) or IRONMAN Portugal (September, 26)
Organizer: IRONMAN + Club La Santa.
Official web site: LINK
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.