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The inaugural Ironman 70.3 Mallorca will take place this weekend in tropical Alcudia

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The inaugural Thomas Cook Ironman 70.3 Mallorca will take place on Saturday, May 14, 2011. This event will also serve as a qualifying race for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship. The host city of Alcudia is located in the north of the island and offers athletes a swim in Alcudia Bay, followed by a hilly bike course and flat run.

More than 1,800 athletes from 47 countries have descended upon this island in the Mediterranean to compete in the half iron distance. The pro field is stacked, as many professional European triathletes will use this race to accumulate Kona points due to its close proximity to their home training grounds and the challenging bike course. Eyes will be on Andreas Raelert for the win, but he will be challenged by Faris Al-Sultan, team founder and the leader of Team Abu Dhabi Triathlon. On the women’s side, Hungarian Erika Csomor is a favorite. Csomor is a long-distance veteran with wins in both the Ironman and half iron distances and is a seven-time winner of the Powerman Duathlon World Championships Zofingen.

Professional Lineup:


Andreas Raelert

Faris Al-Sultan

Ronnie Schildknecht

Philip Graves

Michael Göhner

Stephen Bayliss

Martin Jensen

Bertrand Billard

Karl-Johan Danielsson

Trevor Delsaut

Jonas Djurback

Nicolas Fernandez

Nils Goerke

Thomas Hellriegel

Anssi Huttenen

Toby Jameson

Juha Laitinen

Horst Reichel

Dmitry Rostyagaev

Craig Twigg

Patrick Wallimann

Alun Woodward


Erika Csomor

Heleen Bij de Vaate

Yvette Grice

Meike Krebs

Nicole Woysch

Anne Basso

Johanna Daumas

Sophie De Groote

Susan Dietrich

Silvia Felt

Amy Kirkham

Merja Kiviranta

Venla Koivula

Dr. Tamsin Lewis

Emma-Kate Lidbury

Francesca Tibaldi

Debbie Verstraeten

Joyce Wolfe

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