Tiberias IRONMAN sign-up in full gear

2021-07-02 00:12:47

IRONMAN introduced this week that it’s going to add a brand-new occasion to its 2021 race calendar with the IRONMAN 70.3 Tiberias triathlon. That is the primary occasion from IRONMAN to happen in Israel and will likely be independently organized and operated regionally by Tel-Aviv-based licensee Comtecgroup, with the inaugural occasion scheduled for November 12, 2021. Comtecgroup, which has been working with IRONMAN on this licensee partnership, is a famend occasion firm that was established in 1982.

Solely an hour after the official web site for opened the registration for the competitors on Thursday, greater than 1,000 contributors had already signed up. Up to now, registrations have are available in from 17 completely different international locations, together with the US, Canada, the UK, Russia and France.

“Because the native organizers it’s a dream come true to convey an IRONMAN 70.3 occasion to Israel. Our nation has develop into a favourite vacation spot for a number of very profitable sports activities occasions, and we’re trying ahead to including many extra,” stated Daniel Benaim, Founder & CEO of native organizers, Comtecgroup.

Set towards the breathtaking panorama of Northern Israel, IRONMAN 70.3 Tiberias athletes will swim within the Sea of Galilee, cycle by means of the historic hillside, and run within the footsteps of historical historic figures. Named after the Roman Emperor Tiberius in 20 CE, Tiberias right now is a various metropolis situated on the western slopes of the Jordan Rift Valley, and overlooks the shore of the Sea of Galilee, the bottom freshwater lake on Earth.

“Tiberias and Israel have welcomed us with open arms, and we’re excited so as to add Israel as a racing vacation spot for IRONMAN 70.3 athletes. Israel has an lively and passionate triathlon neighborhood, and we look ahead to racing on this historic panorama and metropolis,” added Stefan Petschnig, Managing Director of IRONMAN Europe, Center East and Africa.

“It’s most fun to see how Israel has been capable of place itself on the worldwide stage in terms of internet hosting worldwide sporting occasions, together with the Giro d’Italia, the Judo Grand Slam and now an IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon. These are fantastic alternatives for our personal sports activities lovers and athletes from throughout the globe. We are going to proceed to assist initiatives that convey worldwide sporting occasions to Israel,” stated Hili Tropper, Minister of Tradition and Sport.

“We’re proud to be the primary metropolis in Israel to host an IRONMAN 70.3 occasion and are trying ahead to creating Tiberias additional into a number one worldwide vacationer vacation spot. For us it is a second of nice satisfaction for Israel and the gorgeous Metropolis of Tiberias,” stated Boaz Yosef, chairman of the committee answerable for Tiberias.

Athletes will get pleasure from their 1.9km (1.2-mile) swim course within the Sea of Galilee which provides principally calm and clear water and supplies the right setting for an unforgettable swim.

The 90km (56-mile) bike course will lead athletes by means of the magnificent Sea of Galilee panorama, south of town of Tiberias to Tzemach junction. From there they proceed on the east and north facet of the Sea of Galilee to Kfar Nahum.

Athletes will full their race on the 21.1km (13.1-mile) flat and quick run course alongside the western shore of Sea of Galilee. The run, overlooking the ocean, is well considered by all of the spectators all through the run course.

The 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 Tiberias triathlon will provide 40 qualifying slots to the 2022 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship on December 10-11, 2022, in Taupo, New Zealand.

For extra info, please go to https://www.ironman.com/im703-tiberias or direct inquiries to tiberias70.3@ironman.com.

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