The 1,606 specialists who took part from 57 countries swam 3.8 kilometres in Playa Grande (Puerto del Carmen), cycled 180.2 km all around the island and ran 42.2 km along the seafront of the tourist hub in Tías
Boluda Corporación Marítima has collaborated by donating one 20ft and two 40ft containers for logistical support in the 26th edition of the Ironman Lanzarote triathlon, a tough and demanding specialist sports event held on 20 May. The event, organized by Lanzarote council and La Santa Club, is considered to be one of the toughest in the world and has become a must-do for long distance triathletes.
As part of their corporate social responsibility program, Boluda Corporación Marítima supports this type of event as an initiative to back sports, cultural and social events organized in Spain.
Belgian Bart Aernouts and Lucy Charles from Britain were declared winners of the race, which is a qualifier for the worldwide long distance triathlon, and which brought 1,606 specialists from 57 countries to Tías in Puerto del Carmen. Athletes competed in the race for 40 slots on offer for the Kona Triathlon (Hawaii, USA), and $25,000 were awarded in prizes.
Bart Aernouts completed the 3.8 km swim in Playa Grande (Puerto del Carmen), the 180.2 km cycle course all over the island and the three-lap 42.2 km marathon along the promenade of the Avenida de las Playas, in 8 hours, 34 minutes and 13 seconds. This was a great time, less than four minutes behind German champion Timo Bracht’s 2011 record (8:30:35). Lucy Charles completed the course in 9 hours, 35 minutes and 40 seconds.