The Russian Triathlon Championship IRONSTAR 226 SOCHI 2016 for age group athletes and professionals, iron distance: 3.86-km swim, 180-km bile, 42.195-km run. Everyone who has registered and paid the entrance fee is welcome.
It has finally happened! The first iron distance in the city of Sochi, the capital of 2014 Winter Olympics, at the resort with a fantastic subtropical climate, splendid beaches and modern sports infrastructure. The competition takes place at Imeretinsky Resort & Hotel, an ideal location for trainings and rest due to its developed infrastructure for sports and entertainment. Near the resort district, there is a Formula 1 track and Sochi Olympic park, where key Russian business and sports events are held. The starting camp, the transition area, the starting and the finish lines of all the triathlon stages are a two-minute walk away from the Imeretinsky and the Radisson Blu Resort beach hotels, located on the shore of the Black Sea. A new amusement park open to participants and their families any day during the sports weekend is also situated within a short walking distance.
The swimming stage of the competition is held in the yacht marine of the Imeretinsky Bay. The port’s waters are safely protected from gales with two piers, which provides for better conditions than the open sea. The temperature in the Bay is 2 degrees warmer than the one in the open waters of the Black Sea, and varies from 17 to 25 degrees during the period from June to October.
The cycling stage starts at Imeretinsky Resort & Hotel, runs along Sochi Olympic park and includes the most spectacular road of the country – the road to Krasnaya Polyana. The participants will have to ascend the mountains and go downhill twice. The first half of the distance is a smooth uphill stretch, and the second half is downhill. The cycling course is in compliance with all international standards and is considered the best course in Russia. It lets cyclists enjoy the views of the 2014 Winter Olympics facilities and marvelous mountain landscapes on their way to Krasnaya Polyana and back.
The race ends with the running stage. The itinerary goes along the Black Sea promenade, reaching the border with Abkhazia.
September 24. It’s autumn in Russia — cold weather and rains have already come. In Sochi, meanwhile, the “velvet” season is at its peak. It means caressing sun, warm sea, and temperate air.