Poznań is another Polish city, after Gdynia and Warsaw, to host the most recognizable series of triathlon competitions in the world. Information about joining the capital of Greater Poland to the legendary series was announced by Michał Drelich, director of IRONMAN Poland, during the annual presentation organized at The Westin Warsaw Hotel.
The capital of Greater Poland is an ideal place to organize such prestigious triathlon competitions, argued Jacek Jaśkowiak, the Mayor of Poznań.
The very first editions of IRONMAN 70.3 Poznań and 5150 Poznań competitions are scheduled for September 4, 2022. Registration will start on January 18 at 15:00 on SlotMarket.pl.
The inauguration of the cycle in Poznań is not the only important event that awaits the fans of IRONMAN Poland. The year 2022 will also be special for the participants of Enea IRONMAN Gdynia. The competition scheduled for August 7 will be the 10th edition of the triathlon in Gdynia.
The first opportunity to start in the IRONMAN Poland series this year will be on June 12 during Citi Handlowy IRONMAN 70.3 Warsaw. The participants again will get the opportunity to face the "half" of the IRONMAN and the Olympic distance.
During the IRONMAN Poland 2022 presentation, which took place at The Westin Warsaw Hotel, we also learned about this year's motto of the IRONMAN competition. The main theme of the competition in Warsaw, Gdynia and Poznań will be the "Year of the Dreamers". The organizers of the competition want to convey that behind every great achievement, there is always a dream at the beginning. The "Year of the Dreamers" is also to inspire people to take up the challenge of completing the IRONMAN competition. This path begins with a dream, which then becomes a goal and finally a reality. Additionally, in each city one symbol was chosen, the history of which perfectly reflects the realization of a big dream. In Warsaw it will be the Royal Castle, in Gdynia - Port of Gdynia, and in Poznań - MTP.
All these objects are linked by the fact that they celebrate great anniversaries. In the case of the Warsaw symbol, we are talking about the 50th anniversary of the reconstruction of the Royal Castle. The Port of Gdynia is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the commencement of construction. MTP is celebrating the jubilee associated with the anniversary of its establishment, for over 100 years it has been the pride of Wielkopolska and the whole country.
During the presentation of IRONMAN Poland 2022, the first names of PRO triathletes who will start in Poland were also revealed. Richard Murray from South Africa and Rachel Klamer from the Netherlands have confirmed their participation in Enea IRONMAN 70.3 Gdynia. Both are titled athletes, participants of the Olympic Games. Richard Murray was 4th in the competition in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, and Rachel Klamer took an identical position in Tokyo in 2021.
Traditionally, the best triathletes taking part in the IRONMAN Poland competition will have slots for the IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships.
Registration for the IRONMAN Poland competition is carried out at the SlotMarket.pl portal.