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Challenge Barcelona Races Become Ironman Events

  • By Triathlete.com
  • Published Apr 15, 2014

Ironman today announced that it has acquired Tritlon Spain SL, the owners and organizers of Challenge Barcelona and Half Challenge Barcelona.

These races will now be operated as Ironman Barcelona (Oct. 5) and Ironman 70.3 Barcelona (May 18). Ironman also announced a new long-distance triathlon will take place in Peguera, Mallorca. Ironman will now have seven races in Spain, including Ironman Lanzarote, Ironman 70.3 Lanzarote, Ironman Mallorca and the Thomas Cook Ironman 70.3 Mallorca.

“We are thrilled to continue expanding our global event calendar with the acquisition of Tritlon Spain,” said Andrew Messick, Chief Executive Officer of Ironman. “Tritlon has laid the foundation for what we believe will be amazing Ironman races that have a strong spirit and community support. Ironman will build on this to deliver an unparalleled athlete experience.”

Read more: Ironman.com

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