Pula is situated on the Adriatic coast on the southernmost part of the Istrian peninsula in a well protected bay known by its Latin name, Pietas Iulia. It is a city full of history—the early beginnings of Pula date back three millennia to the Colchis seafarers in search of the "Golden Fleece" who established Pula some 3,000 years ago.
After swimming in a protected coastal bay in the beautiful, clean water, athletes take on a fast, one-loop bike course that passes through several small picturesque villages, old cypresses avenues and inland vineyards before the return to the marina of Pula. The relatively flat, three-loop run course leads competitors through Pula, passing many attractions such as the Augustus temple, the triumphal arc and the unique finish line in the amphitheatre—a first for an IRONMAN event.
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This was the inaugural 70.3 Pula and for me personally, my last race of the season. Pula is easy to get to once you can find a flight which goes there! (Plus they're not very frequent - I had to stay a week out there so bear in mind for booking time off work etc). Once there the...Read full review
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