Under 55.5 and 111 formats, the international Triathlon de Portocolom is back to its traditional date (April 7) early in the European season.
The race replaces TriStar Mallorca but the fun course will be exactly the same, with the double and thrilling Sant Salvador cycling climb. More than 300 triathletes have already registered for the event that has been held for 15 years in the beautiful Mediterranean village.
The competition is now organised as it was in the past years by the local club Triatlo Portocolom and Ajuntament de Felanitx (the municipal council) and all registered athletes for the TriStar Mallorca will be on the starting list after registering through Star Events website. For new participants you can register yourself following this link: www.triathlonportocolom.com/inscripciones
0.5km of swimming, 50km of cycling and 5km of running add up to the 55.5 format, and 111 format means 1km of swimming, 100km of cycling and 10km of running. Both distances will take athletes on the same courses. Triathlon Portocolom 111 participants will do two loops of each while 55.5 athletes will complete only one.
The swim will take place in Portocolom’s harbour; the bike loop will take them along a rolling course including the spectacular climb of Sant Salvador, well known by thousands of triathletes and cyclists who are visiting Mallorca each year, with its 494m height and awesome views towards the island and the southeast coast. The run will take athletes from the old town along the beaches of the Portocolom bay before they cross the finish line.
Amongst both races, the event is offering the same experience to the triathletes: athletes bag-goodies, side event such as the Expo and the Awards Ceremony, and the TriKids Duathlon for kids, on Saturday, April 6. Triathlon Portocolom is open for individual athletes or relay teams that can be composed of two or three participants. Former pro cyclist Marcel Wust will be also lined up in the start line!
The village of Portocolom is located in the southern half of the east coast of Mallorca, 70km from Palma. Portocolom has the largest natural harbour of the island, and claims to be birthplace of Christopher Columbus.
Enter at www.triathlonportocolom.com