For over 30 years, Mar del Plata served as host of several triathlons. In 2017, building on years of dreaming of it, an IRONMAN race will be held in Argentina, which will turn Mar del Plata into a celebration.
Mar del Plata is the most visited city on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, with over 8 million tourists every year who come for its wide and appealing beaches. Located at 400 km from the capital city of Argentina, it is easily reached by plane or private car. This city is undoubtedly the perfect choice for any tourist who wishes to relax and enjoy the beaches, the hotels, the casino, the forest, the architecture, the fine cuisine and the sports tourism (surf, fishing and golf).
Mar del Plata is an enchanting city known for its beauty and incredible architecture along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. It also boasts expertise in hosting sporting events, including the 1978 Soccer World Cup, the 1995 Pan American Games, the 2014 Davis Cup and the 2012 Rally Dakar, which started and finished in Mar del Plata, the same venue where the IRONMAN event will be held. On the other hand, it is considered the cradle of the triathlon in South America.
The race goes through some of the city's most scenic areas, taking in the entirety of the sea boulevard and offering athletes unforgettable views.
Athletes will begin with a 3.8km swim, to then embark on a flat 180 km bike course beside the ocean to finally take on a 42.2km run course along the coastline.