Ironman Lanzarote 2024

The Ironman Lanzarote sporting event is an iconic event that fills our island with excitement and energy every year. As a resident of Costa Teguise, this competition is not only a sporting spectacle, but also an opportunity to showcase the beauty and hospitality of our community to visitors from all over the world.

Ironman Lanzarote is known to be one of the toughest triathlons in the world due to the challenging nature of the island. The test begins early in the morning with swimming in Playa Grande, in Puerto del Carmen. Although we do not live near the starting point, many Costa Teguise residents travel to see the start of the competition. The excitement is palpable as hundreds of athletes take to the Atlantic, and the atmosphere on the beach is electric. It is a sight to see how they take on the waves and salt water, a challenge that marks the beginning of their long, arduous day.

After the swim, the triathletes get on their bikes to take on a cycling route that crosses the entire island. One of the most difficult and spectacular sections of the route passes near Costa Teguise. Riders face strong winds and rugged volcanic terrain, characteristics that make the test here especially demanding. The residents of Costa Teguise met along the route to encourage the participants. It is common to see neighbors and tourists applauding and offering words of encouragement to cyclists, creating an atmosphere of camaraderie and support that is truly moving.

The passage of cyclists through our town is a moment of great pride. Athletes traverse stunning landscapes, with views of the ocean and the characteristic volcanic terrain that defines Lanzarote. For us, it is an opportunity to show the world the natural beauty of Costa Teguise, from its beaches to its cycling routes that wind between lava fields. The community is involved in this event, not only offering its moral support, but also with refreshment points and roadside assistance.

The last stage of the Ironman is the marathon, which takes the athletes back to Puerto del Carmen. Although this part of the race does not pass directly through Costa Teguise, we follow the progress of the competitors with great interest. Local bars and restaurants broadcast the race live, and residents gather to watch the first runners arrive at the finish line. It is a moment of celebration and reflection, where the spirit of competition and admiration for the determination of the triathletes is felt.

For the residents of Costa Teguise, the Ironman Lanzarote is more than a sporting event; It is a celebration of resilience and the human spirit. It is also an occasion to strengthen our community and share our culture and hospitality with international visitors. The positive economic impact is also significant, as the event attracts tourists who discover the island and return on future occasions, in love with its unique beauty and welcoming atmosphere.

Ironman day culminates with the arrival of the last competitors to the finish line, and although Costa Teguise is not the end point of the race, the sense of achievement and excitement resonates throughout the island. We are inspired and proud to be part of this vibrant and supportive community. Ironman Lanzarote, with its toughness and beauty, is a testament to the indomitable spirit of the athletes and the warm hospitality of our beloved island.