The events to be held on the largest of the Pityusic Islands have attained record numbers of more than 300 participants only three months before the date of the competition on the 23rd October 2016.
Ibiza is in vogue, but that is nothing new. After the two previous editions of this triathlon event, which attracted a total of 220 triathletes in 2014 and almost 350 in 2015, entries already add up to more than 300 athletes only three months prior to the competition. The island has been chosen to organise the five ETU Multisport European Championships unfolding over the course of just eight days throughout the five municipal areas of the island. The election of Ibiza as the venue owes to the fact that the previous editions have been successfully organised. Participants themselves perceive the organisation of the events in Ibiza to stand distinguished over other venues.
The environment of the island also contributes largely to the making of a successful event. First, a swimming course round an island serving as a natural buoy. Second, a cycling course completely closed to traffic, moving through a varied terrain, surrounded by nature. Lastly, a running course in an urban setting, passing under arches and along walls that were declared World Heritage Site by the UNESCO and racing through Ibiza city’s harbour.
Under our motto ‘An amazing competition, an unforgettable stay’, we want to encourage participants to come to Ibiza accompanied by their families or friends, thus alleviating the out-of-season tourism standstill.
On 23rd October, the Spanish LD Triathlon Championship and the final event of the Spanish MD Cup will start simultaneously at 8:15 am from the Figueretas promenade in Ibiza, by the resort One Ibiza Beach Suites, which is our official accommodation partner.
We would like to take this opportunity to invite all triathlon enthusiasts to join us and experience participating in an exquisitely organised event. Everything suggests that this will be an outstanding national competition.
The leading brand in sports nutrition stays as our supplier, advertising its products for a second edition.
The triathlon season closes both with the Spanish LD Championship and the last event of the Spanish MD Cup in Ibiza on 23rd October. The sports nutrition brand NutriSport, with over 30 years of experience in the market, didn’t want to miss out on the event, as was the case in the previous edition.
Triathletes will find the newest products by the Argentona-based brand at the events’ food and drink stations: energy bars, energy gels and isotonic sport drinks. NutriSport has shown a clear commitment to organising successful good-quality sports events, and the organisers of the events too, in that they seek to include the highest-quality products for the nutritional benefit of the participating triathletes.
While the origins of the brand can be traced back to the hospital nutrition sector, NutriSport as we know it was born in 1984 with the aim of meeting the nutritional needs of both amateur and professional athletes. From an array of three initial products (Sport Drink, Sport Vitamin and Sport Nutril), the brand went on to develop its energy bars in the late 80s, a product which marked a qualitative and commercial leap forward for the brand. As of today, the small number of products available has grown to over 300, including the latest vegan-friendly line.
Right from the beginning, NutriSport has had a clear aim for high-quality raw materials and finished products. In an effort to become a world leader in sports nutrition, NutriSport invests in R&D. Innovation is the defining trait of NutriSport’s policy.
On behalf of the Ibiza Half Triathlon Sports Association, the organising body, we would like to thank NutriSport for the confidence deposited in our work. We are certain that this event will mark the beginning of a strong partnership in the years to come.