Ironman Sweden

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Kalmar Triathlon 2009

Ironman Sweden, also known as Ironman Kalmar or the Kalmar Triathlon, is an Ironman triathlon held in Kalmar, Sweden. It is the only iron distance event in Sweden[1] and also serves as the Swedish national championship.

The distance is the same as other Ironman triathlons races: 3.86 kilometres (2.40 mi) open water swimming, 180 kilometres (110 mi) cycling and a 42.2-kilometre (26.2 mi) marathon. The start, transition and finish is located in the city of Kalmar.

The swimming has two laps and takes place in the Kalmar Strait, Baltic Sea. The bike course consists of two loops; the first loop goes on Öland and is 122 kilometres (76 mi) and the second loop is 58 kilometres (36 mi) and travels north through to Rockneby. The running segment is a three-loop course that travels northwards partly along the shore.

In December 2011, World Triathlon Corporation purchased the Kalmar Triathlon and rebranded the event as an Ironman triathlon.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Scandinavia Replaces Kalmar Race with Ironman Kalmar Event". Trijuice.com. 13 December 2011. Retrieved 29 May 2013.

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Coordinates: 56°39′58″N 16°22′12″E / 56.66611°N 16.37000°E / 56.66611; 16.37000