Garmin Barcelona Triathlon
One of the most popular city triathlons - the Garmin Barcelona Triathlon is starting directly at the beach of Barcelona and is for sure a fantastic race with a mediterranean atmosphere.
Swimming, Biking, Running = Triathlon. One of the biggest growing sports over the last couple of years - but also one of the most demanding sports you can train for. Every October thousands of newcomers, intermediates and advanced triathletes want to know if all the efforts over the last month will pay off on one morning!
The Garmin Barcelona Triathlon is maybe one of the best competitions for testing if you are a born triathlete. The choice between super-sprint and sprint distance with 400m/10k/2.5k and 750m/20k/5k is perfect for everyone who like to test his skills without doint immediatily an Half- or Ironman distance.
For the more ambitious athletes we have also the Olympic distance with 1500m/40k/10k. Starting at the beach ist a spectacle you have to see once in your live. In waves the athletes start together the race with swimming in the open water. When you should be a beginner - be a little bit more patient and start from the last line before you get too much punches from sourrounding legs and arms. Especially not so experienced swimmers will feel very fast uncomfortable when the other competitors change their friendly smile to a scary battle face seconds before the start!
It is also possible to take part as a team in the Olympic and Sprint distances. Great for freinds and company teams.
The race is starting for all at the beach of Nova Mar Bella. The bike route has a lot of turns, which means, that it is technically not so easy to drive if you like to be fast. Great is, that your friends can see you several times along the route. After the bike transition you will running along the beach to Port Olympic and back - including great views on the beach, Frank O. Gehry's Golden Fish and the mediterranean sea. This alone will let you forget the suffering.
I hope we will see us for one of the next Garmin Barcelona Triathlon competitions in our beautiful city.