Ironman is a long-distance triathlon race, considered the toughest sport in the world. It consist of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride and a 26.2-mile marathon run. The demanding competition has to be completed in 17 hours. Every year thousands of followers of this discipline travel around the world, trying to obtain enough point to participate in the World Championship Ironman. Held in Kailua-Kona in the magic island of Hawaii since 1978, the world championship is considered the most difficult race of the world and a top-rated TV show.
In 2005, acknowledge the enormous popularity of the competition the organizers created a new triathlon known as Ironman 70.3. This shorter course, also known as a Half Ironman, consists of a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride, and 13.1-mile run. The winners of this competition get 50 points for the World Championship Ironman and the instant right to participated in the World Championship Ironman 70.3 held in Las Vegas yearly.
The Ironman 70.3 classification rounds are also held around the world. Since 2011, Alcudia is the venue for the Thomas Cook Ironman 70.3 Mallorca. Alcudia is one of the favorite locations in the Ironman community regarding its warm weather and the beautiful landscapes along the route. This grueling race starts on the Alcudia Habour with an open sea swimming competition, following a bike ride through the wonderful mountains of Sierra de Tramontana, and end with a marathon on the warm beaches of Mallorca.
The Ironman 70.3 Mallorca has become a major event in the island. Be Live Grand Palace de Muro has created a Be Ironman special package for the Ironman 70.3 Mallorca 2014 athletes from 124€ per night. It consist of welcome drink, cycle store, early check-in, exterior/interior swimming pool, free room upgrade (depending on availability), free entrance to the Spa and unlimited use of its facilities (circuit), late check-out, Mallorca map, 30% discount on SPA massages and treatments, safe deposit box, sauna, special food for athletes and transfer to the course (On Request). The package is only available stays between 03/05/2014 and 12/05/2014. Minimum stay required 2 nights.