The slowly ending season brought two significant events in the history of the Polish triathlon. In August, in Gdynia, we could hear the famous "You are an IRONMAN", welcoming the athletes at the finish line of the first Polish edition of the IRONMAN competition at full distance. A month later, on September 5, Warsaw for the first time hosted the race at half the distance - Citi Handlowy IRONMAN 70.3 Warsaw, along with the accompanying Olympic distance competition.
Both events - in Warsaw and Gdynia - will also return in the 2022 season. The organizers have just announced their dates:
- Citi Handlowy IRONMAN 70.3 Warsaw i Citi Handlowy 5150 Warsaw: 11-12 June 2022;
- Enea IRONMAN Gdynia i Enea IRONMAN 70.3 Gdynia: 5-7 August 2022 r.
Both events will be accompanied by races for children and youth - Kids Aquathlon in Gdynia and Kids Run in Warsaw. Additionally, Gdynia will as usual offer triathletes also a Saturday sprint distance competition.
The high attendance at Enea IRONMAN Gdynia and Citi Handlowy IRONMAN 70.3 Warsaw showed that the athletes yearn for joint starts and want to compete. Demanding, hilly, but at the same time picturesque route, the charms of the Polish seaside and the unforgettable atmosphere of the finish line are the hallmarks of the competition in Gdynia. A bit of emotions that accompanied the competitors can be found in the video summary of the competition.
A fast and flat cycling route and a run in the heart of Warsaw, where the most important monuments and tourist attractions of the capital are at your fingertips, are the distinguishing features of Citi Handlowy IRONMAN 70.3 Warsaw. The finish line located in the Fountain Park also made a huge impression on the participants. More details can be found in the material summarizing the debut of the competition in Warsaw.
Traditionally, the best athletes of the competition in Warsaw and Gdynia will be able to obtain slots entitling them to take part in the IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships. Registration for next year's IRONMAN competition in Poland will start soon and will be conducted on the SlotMarket.pl portal.