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Registration is now open for the next edition of IRONMAN® Vitoria-Gasteiz, the most historical and prestigious long-distance triathlon event on the Iberian Peninsula. After the resounding success of this year’s edition, the capital of Álava is enthusiastically preparing to receive once again all those triathletes willing to enjoy the incredible landscapes of the north and the Basques’ passion for this great sporting event.

The date of the 2023 edition

The competition will take place on Sunday 16 July 2023 and will start on the spectacular Lake Ullibarri-Gamboa, north of the city, surrounded by large green areas where spectators can take advantage of the pleasant morning weather to take a walk while they follow the circuit. The cycling section crosses the Álava plain, characterised by large expanses of countryside where small and charismatic villages stand out, with their white-walled groups of houses as signs of identity.

Finally, the most famous section of this legendary event takes place on the streets of Vitoria-Gasteiz, where the entire local population cheers the participants on along the way. Here, triathletes will pass through the most emblematic areas of the historic centre, such as Plaza de la Virgen Blanca and Calle Zapatería, where they can feel the true warmth of the Basque Country, and finally reach the finish line located in Plaza de España. This is also an ideal route for those who want to start the IRONMAN® challenge, as there is little difference in elevation and the stretches are not technically complicated.

“We will continue to take care of all triathletes,” said director of the competition, Eduardo Martínez. “The countdown begins in the preparation for IRONMAN® Vitoria-Gasteiz 2023 and we will continue working to improve the experience of the thousands of triathletes around the world who arrive in the capital of the Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz, with the intention of fulfilling their dream of completing an IRONMAN®.”

The regional director of The IRONMAN Group in Spain, Portugal, Andorra and Italy, Agustí Pérez, added: “It fills us with satisfaction to see that the participants want to return to Vitoria next year, as this shows that it is a great race, a world-class benchmark.

“We are ready to experience a 2023 with great enthusiasm and we want to continue taking care of our athletes and their companions to enjoy a great triathlon environment, with one of the races with the most atmosphere in the world.”