Ironman has added the German city of Hamburg to its event schedule for 2017. The provisional course so far includes the Jungfernstieg pier in the very heart of the city as the start point of the 3.8 km swim course, which goes through the Binnen and Außenalster lakes. The two-loop 180.2 km bike course goes through Harbour City and across the famous “Köhlbrandbrücke” bridge to the southern metropolitan area of Hamburg.
The marathon run course consists of four loops along the Alter Lake in the city centre.
“We are very pleased to host another world-class endurance sports event in Hamburg,” said Hamburg´s Sports Senator Andy Grote. “Ironman Hamburg will complement the other event offerings and is a terrific addition to our calendar. Ironman suits Hamburg and Hamburg suits Ironman.”
The Town Hall market square will feature great spectator support as the home of the iconic finish line. Hamburg is already home to WTS Hamburg in July and this race will take place about a month later on August 13.
Christian Toetzke, Managing Director for Ironman Germany, added: “Hamburg has established itself with its sports enthusiasm over three decades as an important location with high demand for endurance sports events, especially triathlon. It was strategically important to place another top event in this area.”