Celebration of Ironman 70.3 Marbella in Puerto Banús to promote sport and healthy living
Ironman 70.3, also known as Half Ironman, has been held since 2018 in the city of Marbella, and since then, Puerto Banús has made its facilities available year after year: they are part of the route that each participant must complete.
The name Ironman 70.3 comes from the distance in miles that must be run in this long-distance triathlon event, which includes a 1.2-mile (1.9 km) swim, a 56-mile (90 km) bike ride, and a 13.1-mile (21.1 km) run. The sum of these distances is 70.3 miles (113 km).
Every year, between 1300 and 1500 athletes from every continent gather in Marbella to undergo this trial and enjoy the environment offered by the city, such as the whole of the Costa del Sol and Puerto Banús itself.
Everything starts at the Levante Beach in Puerto Banús. Thus, our marina offers one of its concession beaches to be the starting point for this sporting event, which begins with the swimming distance. Next, competitors must follow a cycling route, which usually starts in the Avenida de las Naciones, near the marina itself, and must reach Cártama and return to Puerto Banús, to culminate with the foot race, which starts in our dock and runs along the promenade of Marbella to the Trocadero Beach, with 2 laps.
With this type of event, Puerto Banús is firmly committed to promoting sports and healthy living as a habit, as well as a lifestyle, without neglecting its mission to promote gender equality in sports, teamwork and outdoor activities.
Ironman Marbella 70.3, which is organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), is also a tourist and economic engine for the city of Marbella, since for one weekend it becomes the epicentre of world sport and hundreds of local businesses benefit. In addition to the more than 1300 participants who come, each one is usually accompanied by 2 or 3 others; this means that Marbella welcomes a large number of visitors and quality tourists for a special weekend.