IRONSTAR 226 SOCHI 2021
An «Iron» triathlon in Sochi is a unique sporting event. It is the only race in Russia where the swimming stage is taking place in a sea water area. It is the only race in Europe where the bicycle stage is taking place at a Formula-1 route. It is considered as the closing of the triathlon season.
The swimming stage of the race took place in the bay of the Imeretinsky port, reliably protected from waves and currents by two breakwaters. The water temperature in the bay varies from 17 to 25 degrees from June to October.
The route of the bicycle race stretches along the federal highway Adler – Krasnaya Polyana, which on the day of the competition is completely blocked for triathletes. It includes a smooth uphill and a rapid descent – 2 laps.