Building on the success of the previous three events, Extreme Man Menorca 2013 has attracted around 800 athletes, both teams and individuals, which includes 150 Menorcans and represents around a 40% increase over 2012. It is also expected that over 1,000 spectators will visit the area, keen to watch the super-fit athletes from Menorca, Mallorca, mainland Spain and further afield compete for the prestigious title.
And, with the news that three times champion Salamancan triathlete Clemente Alonso has pulled out of the race, Menorcan participants have been given extra motivation to achieve a place on the podium on Sunday, especially that Juli Martí was in sixth place last year.
The grueling triathlon includes swimming a 1900m in the bay of Fornells, cycling 90km (starting and finishing in Fornells and taking in the scenic Camí de Kane) and then running 21.1km between the Fornells Tower and Ses Salines, making 113km in total. Following the inauguration on Friday 20 September and briefings and check-in the following day, the Extreme Man race starts at 07.30 hours on Sunday 22 September and finishes with an Awards Ceremony at around14.00 hours.
Throughout the weekend there will be an exhibition of special triathlon and general sports clothing and products on the Fornells waterfront. Visitors can purchase goods direct from the stands as well as speak with leading brand representatives, try on sports gear and get advice on the best products to suit their requirements, such as wetsuits, bicycles, overalls, helmets, running and cycling shoes, clothing, accessories, swimwear and sunglasses/goggles.
Focused around the beautiful bay of Fornells fishing village and the area around Mercadal, Menorca’s stunning countryside lends itself perfectly to this type of sporting event not only for participants but also for spectators who can also take advantage of the wide range of leisure, gastronomic and cultural activities Menorca has to offer. For these reasons, Menorca hopes to attract more athletes and tourists to such sporting events over the coming years.
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