Ironman adds race in Croatia and new location in Morocco

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Ironman has announced a pair of new races – Ironman 70.3 Porec, Istria in Croatia and Ironman 70.3 Tangier in Morocco.

Ironman 70.3 Porec

Slated for October 16, 2022, the new event in Croatia takes place in the popular summer resort on the coast of the Istraian Peninsula. For the last two years Porec has hosted a 5150 (Olympic distance) race, and now moves a longer distance.

Athletes will take on ” on a 1.9km swim in the crystal-clear waters around the peninsula at Zelena Resort, followed by a 90km bike course that takes athletes through the famous Truffle Forest around the city of Livade and Motovun. Lastly, athletes will take on a 21.1km run along the Poreč coastline until they reach the red carpet of the finish line,” according to a release from Ironman today. The race will serve as a qualifying race for the 2023 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Lahti, Finland.

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Ironman 70.3 Tangier replaces Marrakech

After one year of racing in Marrakech, Ironman will now hold the 70.3 in Morocco in Tangier, on the northwestern coast.

“At sunrise, athletes taking on the Ironman 70.3 Tangier triathlon will begin the day with a 1.9km, one-loop swim in the Mediterranean Sea in the bay of Tangier,” Ironman says. “They will then head out onto the 90km bike course, passing through Merkel Beach Road and crossing the exceptional Cap Spartel reserve with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop. Lastly, the 21.1km run will start from the Tangier Marina and will consists of three 7km loops along the boardwalk.”

The race will also serve as a qualifier for the 2023 worlds in Lahti.

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