Location Calella, Spain Date 6 October 2019 This popular Costa Brava-set race has become the annual season closer for the European full-Ironman season, and it does so in style with sea, sun and maybe a post-race sangria or two in the pretty seaside town of Calella (58km northeast of Barcelona). The race begins with an Ironman Athlete’s Choice Award-winning 3.8km sea swim in the warm October waters of the Mediterranean, before the two-lap and mostly flat bike course largely hugs the coastline and encourages some swift 180km bike splits. The three-lap marathon run continues the seafront theme and heads north from Calella to Santa Susanna and back, before a spectator-friendly finish adjacent to the beach. Calella is also the host of Ironman 70.3 Barcelona on 19 May 2019. ironman.com
TRY IF... You want to race an award-winning, international M-Dot and have a post-race tri holiday in the process.