IRONSTAR 226 SOCHI 2017 - FULL MOVIE
IRONSTAR 226 in Sochi. The main thing you should know about this triathlon start
This Saturday, October 12, can be considered the official day of the end of the triathlon season in Russia. The past year turned out to be very eventful, because during this time many large-scale launches took place in different cities of the country: in Sochi, Kazan, Moscow and the Moscow region. Among them were both outdoor races and Indoor competitions. Also, a new, until this fall, unexplored location in Kaliningrad has appeared.
Yesterday the most anticipated, final start in the southern city - IRONSTAR 226 SOCHI 2019 - took place and the solemn closing of the season took place. Within the framework of the competition, the participants were able to test their strength not only at the real iron distance of 226 km, but also at the Olympic one. Here's how it happened.
What does 226 km include?
A distance of 226 km is also called full or classic. Only truly iron athletes dare to take it, because the track includes 3.86 km of swimming, 180 km of cycling and 42.195 km of running. In addition to the 226-kilometer race, the athletes in Sochi were able to test themselves at a less tough distance - the Olympic one. It includes 1.5 km swimming, 40 km cycling and 10 km jogging. This mileage is usually considered standard - it is included in the Olympic Games program.
The starting strip of the Sochi highway is located on the territory of the Imeretinsky hotel complex. Athletes had the opportunity not only to test their strength, but also to run along the picturesque embankment, drive along the blocked highway towards Krasnaya Polyana, and also see the Fisht stadium and the Formula 1 track.
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New category - Elite
This year the Elite category appeared at all Ironstar races. It allows triathletes to start in the first wave, that is, earlier than the rest, and fight for the best time in the distance. Perhaps, it is thanks to the innovation and the selection of the strongest participants in a special group that the average time to complete all stages has improved - the results are really amazing.
Time limits and winners
The main thing on a long distance triathlon is not to give up and work until you win. However, the time limits for all stages of the race were still designated. Each athlete had to meet the total 16 hours, which included 2 hours 15 minutes for a swim, 7 hours 45 minutes for a bicycle race and 6 hours for a run. There was enough time for the participants.
All athletes were divided into categories depending on their gender and age, as well as the chosen distation. According to the results of the competition, winners and awardees were identified in each segment. The main leaders of the large-scale triathlon race among men were Yevgeny Rulevsky (08:50:06), Sergey Zelenov (08:52:43) and Andrey Lyatsky (08:58:51). Among women, the first to cross the finish line were Maria Gosteva (09:29:36), Tatyana Filippovich (10:39:47) and Elena Tarasova (11:15:02).
You can find your result and see the performance of other triathletes on the Russia Running website.
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Plans for the coming season
The end of the starts in the near future is not a reason to postpone plans for next year. The 2020 season has already managed to intrigue triathlon fans with a new location in Samara. The city, which recently hosted the guests of the FIFA World Cup, will host a semi-iron race. It includes 1.93 km of swimming, 90 km of cycling and 21.1 km of running. Participants will start from the sandy beach of the Volga. By the way, you can register and make an individual contribution right now.
In addition, Indoor starts will be organized throughout the year so that you do not have time to lose shape before the main races. In the meantime, watch photos and videos from the IRONSTAR 226 SOCHI 2019 finish yesterday in the official Ironstar Instagram account.