On the first weekend of August, thanks to the competition under the IRONMAN banner, Gdynia will become the triathlon capital of the country. For the 10th time, the greatest stars in the world and the best Polish players will come to the Baltic Sea. For the second time in the history of our country, participants of Enea IRONMAN Gdynia will have the opportunity to take part in the legendary and most prestigious triathlon competition on the full IRONMAN distance. For the daredevils who overcome their own weaknesses and in just 16 hours, swim 3.8 km, cycle 180 km, and finally run a marathon, i.e. 42.2 km, there will be a spectacular finish on the City Beach in Gdynia and the announcer's shout. You are an IRONMAN!
The motto of this year's IRONMAN competition organized in Poland is "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 Dreamers is also intended to inspire 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.
As part of the triathlon festival in Gdynia, in addition to competing on the full IRONMAN distance, competitors will traditionally be able to take part in Enea IRONMAN 70.3 Gdynia. PRO athletes will also compete on the "half" distance. This year's race will feature titled female and male competitors. The best Polish triathletes will try to spoil the foreign stars.
There are also competitions for beginners or people who prefer racing over short distances, i.e. the Sprint Triathlon Gdynia. In Saturday's competition, you can start individually or collect friends and cover the sprint distance in a relay race of three.
On Friday after dark, the organizers invite everyone to participate in a special, night run for 5 kilometers - Abbott Night Run, with the finish line on the City Beach. The competition is to draw attention to a very important problem, which is the fact that 1.3 billion people in the world today live without access to electricity and need a safe, cheap light source, powered by solar energy. In the starting package, each participant will receive a commemorative jersey and a headlamp, which will also be a symbol of the problem of electricity availability in the world.
There are also competitions for children and youth - Kids Aquathlon Gdynia. It is a competition for the youngest athletes, aged 5 to 15, on running and swimming distances adapted to the age of participants.
During the weekend of August 6-7, many attractions await everyone who decides to visit the triathlon town located on the City Beach in Gdynia. The "Enea Family Zone" with lots of games and activities and the "Educational Zone for children" prepared by the Port of Gdynia will be waiting for athletes, fans and tourists. It will also be worth visiting the Expo Zone, where a number of exhibitors will present sports news, not only from the world of triathletes.
Registration for Enea IRONMAN Gdynia lasts until Wednesday (July 27) on the SlotMarket.pl platform.