The IRONMAN Brazil stage takes place this weekend in Florianópolis

Fabio Falconi / Sport unlimited
The IRONMAN Brazil stage takes place this weekend in Florianópolis

The largest event of its kind held in the country, Itaú BBA IRONMAN Brasil will have a special edition next weekend.

The competition will move Jurerê Internacional (Florianópolis / SC) for the 20th time, bringing in the main names from the country and abroad. There will be 2203 competitors representing 34 countries, divided into Elite and Age Group, who will face 3.8 km of swimming, 180 km of cycling and 42.1 km of running. In dispute, places for the IRONMAN 2022 World Championship.

The stage will be the second in the IRONMAN circuit in the country, which started with Itaú BBA IRONMAN 70. 3 Florianópolis, in April, and will continue in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Maceió and Fortaleza, all of which are part from the IRONMAN 70.3 series. .

Already internationally renowned, Itaú BBA IRONMAN Brasil has been contributing to the growth and evolution of Brazilian triathlon for over two decades. To this end, it has brought and brought to the country international references of the modality, allowing the technical exchange, in addition to allowing national triathletes to participate in major events without leaving the country. This evolution is evident when comparing the number of competitors from the first edition, from 2001, with that of this year, jumping from 476 to over 2200.

An important point to highlight during the 20 years of IRONMAN Brasil are the benefits that the event generates for the region. After all, the event thrills the local community, with about 2,500 people on staff, which guarantees all the assistance and comfort of the participants in collecting the kits and, especially, on the day of the race. A real army of collaborators, made up of students, soldiers and volunteers, who contribute to the viability of the event. They are arranged in strategically placed areas throughout the course and provide athletes with hydration and nourishment.

The financial movement that Itaú BBA IRONMAN Brasil provides is also quite significant, involving hotels and restaurants. In 20 editions, the average is R $ 30 million, which makes it an event with high tourist and economic potential for the city.

highlights

Brazil is part of the success story, guaranteeing very expressive results. There are four titles, three for women with Fernanda Keller (2004 and 2008) and Ariane Monticeli (2015), and one for men, with Igor Amorelli (2014), in addition to the great duels during the 3.8 km swimming route. , 180 km of cycling and 42.1 km of running.

In this special edition, 15 triathletes will represent the country at the event, all with great chances for an excellent performance. Reminding us that Elita will continue to compete for the finals of the IRONMAN World Championships in Hawaii. The proportion of the number of vacancies per category is made after the start, taking into account the number of athletes who go to the race.

For men, Santa Catarina Igor Amorelli appears as an important name. In addition to the 2014 title, he was runner-up in 2018 and won the IRONMAN Maastritch (Netherlands / 2016). In the IRONMAN 70.3 races, there were three titles in Brazil (Florianópolis 2018/2019 and Palmas 2017), still on the top of the podium in Manta (Ecuador / 2018), Miami (USA / 2017), San Juan (Puerto Rico / 2015) and Punta del Este (Uruguay / 2015).

Other strong names in Brazil are Frank Silvestrin, from Rio Grande do Sul, third place at IRONMAN Brazil 2019; Reinaldo Colucci, two-time champion at IRONMAN 70.3 Rio de Janeiro (2018 and 2019), third place at 70.3 in Pucón (Chile) this year and national representative at the Olympic Games in Beijing (2008) and London (2012); Fernando Toldi, third at IRONMAN 70.3 Rio de Janeiro (2018); Diogo Sclebin, amateur champion at Kona (2005), who will debut at Itaú BBA IRONMAN Brasil, and member of the Olympic team at the Olympic Games in London (2012) and Rio de Janeiro (2016); in addition to the experimenters Bruno Matheus, Danilo Melo, Eduardo Lass, Filipe Azevedo, Gabriel Klein, Luis Ohde, Luiz Francisco Paiva Ferreira and Vinícius Canhedo.

There will be three Brazilian athletes competing for the title in the Women’s Elite, but all with experience and respectful achievements in national and international scenarios. Capixaba Pamella Oliveira is an example in this respect, finishing second in the IRONMAN Brazil 2019, her debut in competition, fourth in the 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 World Cup in South Africa, achievements in the IRONMAN 70.3 Florianópolis (2018 and 2019) and in Rio de Janeiro (2017, 2018 and 2019). Bruna Manh from Itajaí (SC) will be another national attraction. Twice on the third place at IRONMAN Brazil, the triathlete is well aware of the challenges of the race and still adds a runner-up at IRONMAN 70.3 Rio de Janeiro in 2018. Brazil will still have Santos Bia Neres from São Paulo, the culmination of the Olympic distance races . , but that also means amounts made over longer distances. She was champion at IRONMAN 70.3 Palmas and at the Santos International Triathlon in 2017, the year in which she also won the Military World Cup.

Foreigner

Among the men are Frenchman Arnaud Guilloux, champion of IRONMAN in Wales, Ecuadorian Diego Vasquez, Canadian Elliot Holtman, champion of IRONMAN in Australia, Portuguese Filipe Azevedo, champion of IRONMAN 70.3 China, Argentine Mario Elias, ranked third at IRONMAN by in Cozumel (Mexico), the American Aaron Kolk, who this year took the eighth place in White Lake Half.

Among the women, the attractions are the Spanish Gurutze Frades, holder of the national long distance record and nine times podium of the IRONMAN event, and the Swedish Sara Svenks, IRONMAN champion in Barcelona, ​​Cozumel and St. Polten.

Itaú BBA IRONMAN Brazil 2022 Program

Club 12 de Agosto, Avenida Serv. José Cardoso de Oliveira, 668, Jurerê Internacional, Florianópolis (SC)

Parador 12 (P12), in front of Clube 12 de Agosto

25/05

2pm / 7pm – IRONMAN EXPO – P12

14.00 / 18.00 – Delivery of the Kits (mandatory on-site scheduling and signing of the Medical Term_ – P12

26/05

9 a.m. / 7 p.m. – IRONMAN EXPO – P12

9:00 am / 6:00 pm – Delivery of kits (scheduled time on site and sign Medical Term) – P12

10 am – Swimming training – Jurerê Beach

Definite – Online Technical Congress (mandatory) – Youtube – Unlimited Sports Brasil

27/05

9 a.m. / 7 p.m. – IRONMAN EXPO – P12

9:00 am / 6:00 pm – Delivery of kits (scheduled time on site and sign Medical Term) – P12

11: 00/12: 00 – Appeal for doubts of the Technical Congress with the directors and test – SAC (P12)

28/05

9 a.m. / 7 p.m. – IRONMAN EXPO – P12

9 o’clock – IRONKIDS – Club 12 de Agosto

9:00 / 12:00 – Delivery of kits (scheduled time on site and sign Medical Term) – P12

11:00 / 12:00 – Appeal for doubts of the Technical Congress with the directors and test – SAC (P12)

13:00 / 20:00 – Bike Check-in (depending on the number of breasts) – Transição Clube 12 de Agosto

13 h – 14 h – # 2001 – 2400

14h01 – 15h – # 1701 – 2000

15:01 – 16:00 – # 1201 – 1700

16h01 – 17h – # 0901 – 1200

17h01 – 18h – # 0601 – 0900

18h01 – 19h – # 0301 – 0600

19h01 – 20h – # 0001 – 0300

29/05

8 h / 20 h – IRONMAN EXPO – P12

8.00 / 22.00 – Official Store – EXPO

4: 30/6: 30 – Access for athletes in the Transition Zone – Transition (Club August 12)

6:40 am – Elite male start

6:45 am – Women’s elite start

6: 55/7: 28 – Amateur start (rolling start)

18h10 / 1h – Check out bicycles and bags – Transition (Club 12 de Agosto)

30/05

9.00 / 14.00 – EXPO IRONMAN – Club 12 de Agosto

9 am / 12 pm – Lost and Found – August 12 Club

10 o’clock – Awards – Club 12 de Agosto

11:30 – Confirmation of qualifications for the IRONMAN World Championship

Fabio Falconi / Sport unlimited
The IRONMAN Brazil stage takes place this weekend in Florianópolis

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