14 DEC 2016, Portocolom, Mallorca/Spain: Triathlon de Portocolom has been named for the third year in a row by the Balearic Triathlon Federation as the "Best Triathlon event of the year 2016", after the election between the local athletes, who considered again this event as a perfect race to start the season in Mallorca. The official kick-off of the European triathlon season starts on Mallorca with a 20th edition of the Triathlon Portocolom International, on Sunday April 9th 2017. It is again one of the earliest triathlon races of the European season.
Once again, the Triathlon de Portocolom (Mallorca) has been awarded officially the "Best Triathlon race of 2016" by the Balearic triathletes and the regional Triathlon Federation at the annual Gala in Mallorca. This is the third time that the Triathlon de Portocolom has been named best event.
20 years after its first edition, this international triathlon continues with its athletic highlights as every year: starting with the impressive swim in the bay of Portocolom, followed by the challenging bike course with its double climb uphill to Sant Salvador and finishing with the picturesque running course across the historical town centre towards Portocolom´s emblematic lighthouse.
The upcoming race edition is also its 20th anniversary; therefore some new features are currently under preparation, soon to be announced. Again there will be monetary prizes of 4,000 Euro for the winners, the first 3 classified (male and female) in formats 55.5 and 111. Again in 2017 many international professional triathletes will kick off their triathlon season in Portocolom, in both categories male and female.
The attractive and fun formats 55.5 (500 m swim, 50 km bike, 5 km run) and 111 (1 km swim, 100 km bike and 10 km run) will again gather over one thousand triathletes, and continues with important improvements such as the increase of the number of registration slots and a renewed transition area. The outstanding organization and service makes the race to be voted as the best triathlon from the Balearic Islands every year. Again, the popular duathlon for children, TriKids, will take place on April 8th, which is the Saturday before the race day.
Triathlon Internacional de Portocolom is one of the earliest triathlon races in Europe every season and a perfect spot to start training due to the weather conditions in Mallorca in Spring.
Portocolom, located in the southern half of the east coast of the Balearic island of Mallorca, about 70km from Palma, in one of the earliest triathlon events of the European season and the bike ascent to Sant Salvador is one of the most interesting spots to test the form of the triathletes.
Early bird rates for registration are available until 31 December 2016.
The Triathlon Portocolom International is organized by the sports events agency Kumulus and the Club Triatló Portocolom; and supported by the local council of Felanitx, the Ayuntamiento de Felanitx.