We can’t wait for one of the most important sporting events on the island to start, the 2018 IM Lanzarote. This year there is a part of the cycling route that is a novelty.
From 07:00 h. on May 26th, Lanzarote will host a new edition of Lanzarote IM that has the reputation of being one of the toughest in the world, or even the toughest in the world according to the words of the winner of the 2016 edition, Jesse Thomas (USA). The orography of the island together with its climate, the wind during the cycling race and the heat in running race, make it a very hard competition. This year, some changes and improvements have affected the cycling route leaving the towns of La Santa or Famara behind, but will keep the main stages such as the Timanfaya National Park or the Mirador del Río.
Over 1,800 entries were received for the IM, including several champions of previous editions like the Italian Alessandro de Gasperi, who came second last year and won in 2016; the French Guillerme Romain, winner in 2014 and winner of the Malaysian Ironman last year; Cameron Wurf, professional cyclist and also a professional triathlete since 2017; or the Spanish Alfaro Peru, who came fourth last year.
In the women’s category, we will welcome Lucy Gossage again, winner of five Ironman, and the 2014 Lanzarote IM, she also came third last year, and Michelle Vesterby, who was the winner in 2012.
We will also welcome the Galician triathletes, Iván Raña and Saleta Castro, who have not only participated in many previous editions, but also have training for a long time in #LanzaroteESD
Mientras tanto, la isla sigue preparándose para acoger uno de los eventos deportivos con más relevancia y repercusión del año.
Meanwhile, the island is still getting ready to host one of the most important and internationally well-known sporting events.