Italy to host its first Ironman
Italy’s first full-distance Ironman triathlon is to take place on September 23 2017 in Cervia, a seaside town in the Italian province of Emilia-Romagna, Ironman have announced.
Ironman Italy Emilia Romagna will be Italy’s second Ironman event with the country previously hosting the Ironman 70.3 triathlon in Pescara, located 300 km south of Cervia.
“We are thrilled to be adding a second event in Italy which will contribute to the further growth of our European series,” said Hans-Peter Zurbruegg, Managing Director of Ironmnan Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Last year more than 3,000 Italian athletes raced in our European races. Bringing a full-distance Ironman race to Italy is something we have been working towards for quite some time – it is a great way to provide more opportunities and thank our loyal Italian athletes.”