IRONMAN Brazil offers a scenic course and sparkling beaches, which have been attracting athletes from all over the world for over 15 years.
Called the place to be and a mixture of St. Tropez and Ibiza without the attitude by the New York Times, Florianopolis, Brazil on the Island of Santa Catarina boasts world-class entertainment, beaches and restaurants. The sun-soaked stretches of coastline in Floripa, as locals affectionately call it, make up forty-two beaches in total. Athletes lining up for the event will find themselves in a sanctuary for sports, natural life and tourism from around the globe.
The 2.4-mile mass swim start is located on El Divino Beach. Expect the two-loop swim to be in an average temperature of 70F (21C), while the mostly flat two-loop 112-mile bike course will challenge athletes with four major climbs and descents. Athletes will finish with a 26.2-mile run with a 13-mile loop with one hill and two 6.5-mile loops that are mostly flat.
The temperate climate with low humidity also makes Florianopolis a perfect location for an IRONMAN, and a vacation.