IRONMAN Tallinn, Estonia will take place in Estonias capital of Tallinn, located at the Baltic sea. The city is situated on the northern coast of the country, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland 80 km south of Helsinki, east of Stockholm, and west of Saint Petersburg in Harju County. Considered one of the most beautiful and best preserved medieval cities of Europe, todays Tallinn is home to 445,000 people and has gained a reputation as Europes Silicon Valley. Most notably, the internet telephony company Skype was founded in Tallinn. The city is a convenient hub for travel as well, served by its convenient airport and ferry services that connect the city to Helsinki. Mariehamn, Stockholm, and St. Petersburg. Visitors will be delighted by the city's unique culture and cuisine.
Tallinn will become only the second capital in Europe to host an IRONMAN event, sharing this distinction with Denmarks KMD IRONMAN Copenhagen. The race will be the second IRONMAN event in Estonia after the SIS IRONMAN 70.3 Otep.
The race begins with a single-loop 3.8 km swim in the Baltic sea near the Seaplane Harbour museum. Athletes will then continue onto a two-loop, 180.2 km bike course which leads along the coastline and nearby villages. The final 42.2 km four-loop run takes participants through the historical city center of Tallinn, an UNESCO world heritage site, and finishes on Freedom Square.
IRONMAN Tallinn offers 40 qualifying slots for the IRONMAN World Championship 2018 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
How to enter the Ironman Tallinn
- Triathlon: Swim 3.8km, Bike 180.2km, Run 42.2km
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