Gdynia is a seaport town on the south coast of the Baltic Sea. It's a young, dynamic, and vigorously developing city, renowned as being "made of the sea and dreams" and having been built on the wave of Polish enthusiasm for the independence regained after years of captivity. A modern port and city were built from scratch on the edge of the Baltic Sea. IRONMAN 70.3 Gdynia is famous for the enthusiastic atmosphere it brings. Thousands of spectators and locals will line the route to cheer the athletes. The start and finish areas, along with the transition zone, are located in the heart of Gdynia's tourist center, with the finish line at the main city beach. Athletes swim in the Gdańsk Bay and the run course goes through the sea boulevards and the busiest streets of Gdynia. The bike course is a hilly and challenging 90km-long loop, leading through the picturesque Kashubia region. GOOD TO KNOW: More than 9 of 10 finishers would recommend the race to their friends, according to a survey. There will be at least 30 qualifying slots available for the 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship. Spectacular finish area on the main city beach in Gdynia with tribunes for several thousand people becomes a giant party for athletes and fans. Gdynia is the sunniest Polish city, according to a scientific research. In 2018, Enea IRONMAN 70.3 Gdynia saw Daniela Ryf set the fastest time in the women's IRONMAN 70.3 history. Gdynia draws architecture lovers to its 13th century churches, 17th century neo-Gothic homes, and numerous examples of early 20th-century monumentalism and modernism. The surrounding hills and the coastline attract nature lovers as well. A pier and a rugged coastline, as well as Reservation Park are both popular locations. A 1.5 km long promenade leads from the marina in the city center to the beach in Redłowo. The city offers beautiful beaches and walks, some excellent restaurants and nightlife, as well as a small but decent selection of hotels. The fiercely proud people are still shaped by a time not so long ago when Gdynia was viewed as the true Polish city on the coast. For more information, please visit the official website of the event: www.ironmangdynia.pl IRONMAN 70.3 Gdynia 2018 offers at least 30 qualifying slots for the 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.
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Hi Athletes, For your first Ironman, the half in Poland is awesome. Bar the bit of a language gap at registration the rest is absolutely magnificent. For the swim the ocean was warm and calm. The cycle was beautiful. Some fantastic rolling hills and just loads of nature...Read full review
Absolutely loved my first experience in both Poland and Gdynia as a racing destination. Organisation was immaculate and the bike course is stunning. Don't let the hilly profile fool you, this is a fast course with great road surface and fully closed roads. Running route s...Read full review
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