On Sunday the 26th of March a Triatlon was organised in Torre del Mar. More than 500 triathletes gathered on the Torre del Mar beach to participate in the 30th anniversary of the Torre del Mar - Costa del Sol Triathlon.
As every year, the Torre del Mar triathlon (Málaga) will mark the start of the triathlon season in Andalusia. This March 26 more than 500 triathletes came together and could choose between the 3 distances offered:
The Medium Distance of 1,900 m of swimming, 81 km of cycling and 20.7 km of running.
The Olympic distance in which the triathlete must complete 1,500 m of swimming, 40.6 km of cycling and 10.7 km of running.
The Sprint distance of 750 m of swimming, 20.3 km of cycling and 5.5 km of running.
The test was organized by the company Create Acción Creativa de Eventos, SL, in collaboration with the Vélez Málaga City Council, the Malaga Provincial Council and the Andalusian Triathlon Federation.
The day began at 8:00 am with the departure of the Media Distance. The Olympic distance started at 10:00 a.m. and the Sprint distance at noon. Place of departure was from Torre del Mar beach (in front of the Lighthouse). The cycling circuit was along the N-340 and climbed a small climb up the MA-3203 towards Cajiz. A small section of the race on foot took place along the beach sand, but the vast majority was along the promenade until the turning point close to the Port of Caleta de Vélez.
In many categories there were winners. You can say, the triatlon was a success. Also there were many spectators along the route, cheering on the participants. It was a happening.
Torre del Mar is a coastal town at the beach of the Mediterranean Sea and about 25 minutes drive from Casa Junius. At the beach front you will find a nice walking boulevard with many beach cafes and restaurants.