Thomas Cook Ironman 70.3 Mallorca

On May 14, 2011 the inaugural Thomas Cook Ironman 70.3 Mallorca will take place on the island of Mallorca.

The Spanish island, known as a training paradise to many cyclists and triathletes, will host a qualifying race for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship for the first time. The host city of Alcudia is located in the north of the island and offers ideal conditions for the race. It will be the first race of the European IRONMAN 70.3 race season, where athletes can test their form in mild temperatures.

Kai Walter, Managing Director of Ironman European Headquarters, says: “We, together with our title sponsor and strong partner Thomas Cook, are looking forward to welcoming many athletes to the season kick-off on Mallorca. With the swim in the Mediterranean Sea, the beautiful landscape of the bike course and the spectator-friendly run course through the inner-city of Alcudia, the Thomas Cook Ironman 70.3 Mallorca offers ideal conditions for another highlight in the European Ironman 70.3 race calendar.”

Michael Tenzer, CEO Tourism, Thomas Cook AG, says: “Mallorca is, and always will be, one of the most popular travel destinations for German tourists in the Mediterranean Sea. We are glad to place another highlight with our Ironman 70.3 race. Our travel operator, Neckermann Reisen, is leading in the market with his catalogue for sports travel. The trend sport, triathlon, is perfect for our program and Ironman 70.3 is a top event, both for tourism and for sports.”

Please visit www.ironman703-mallorca.com for further information about the race.