martedì 25 agosto 2015

IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship weekend is dedicated to sustainability

Swim, bike, run – these three disciplines, which all take place in the nature, have to be tackled by the athletes of the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship 2015 in Zell am See-Kaprun, SalzburgerLand. Therefore IRONMAN pays increased attention to the surroundings, which are providing the set up for this great race.

“The environment and its nature are one of the major key factors for our races. It is our responsibility to take care of it and to find new synergies and strategies to provide sustainable events. We have always paid close attention to reduce environmental impact and we want to even do more in the upcoming years. We are happy and proud to call the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship a sustainable race”, says race director Erwin Dokter.

IRONMAN implemented various environmental measures to make the race week an official green event: The majority of suppliers are coming from the region itself to provide short and efficient ways; water saving toilets will be installed around the race course; the volunteer shirts are made out of recycled materials; vegetarian dishes will be provided to athletes of all races, as well as all signage for the events are sustainable and won’t be thrown away.

Erwin Dokter is proud of the arrangements made: “It doesn’t matter if it concerns IRONKIDS, IRON GIRL Run, the IRONMAN 70.3 Zell am See-Kaprun, the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship or any other official event - we are contributing to retain the environment and set new standards for major sport events.”

An entire region celebrates triathlon

On August 27 and 28, 2015 the very popular side events “IRON GIRL Run” and IRONKIDS aquathlon are going to take place. On August 29the athletes of IRONMAN 70.3 Zell am See-Kaprun are about to hop in the crystal clear water of lake Zell for the fourth edition of this race. The final event is the first ever IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship on European soil on Sunday.

The spectators can expect a wide range of additional events during the IRONMAN 70.3 race week. From August 26 to August 30 the IRONMAN Expo with about 4.000 square meters opens its gate to athletes and triathlon enthusiasts. On Thursday, August 27, the Ö3 IRONMAN welcome party in the city center of Zell am See, will take the excitement for the upcoming races to the next level. At the “Parade of Nations” all participating athletes introduce their countries and transform the city into a colorful place on Friday, August 28. The perfect ending for one of the biggest triathlon events in the world will be the aftershow party on Sunday, August 30, where athletes, the new world champions and fans will celebrate this unique race week.

The IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Media Team
Blair LaHaye, Ellie Seifert, Gilbert Blechschmid & Stefan Jaeger
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