Ironman Lanzarote – pro athletes gather before race’s 25th edition

The cream of the sizeable pro athlete field today assembled in Puerto del Carmen ahead of the 25th edition of the Club La Santa Ironman Lanzarote on Saturday 21st May, which included world champion Jan Frodeno, Brits David McNamee and Carolin Livesey and Olympian Ivan Rana.


Ironman officials hailed the 52-strong pro athlete field as “the strongest ever assembled” in Lanzarote, with the men’s course record holder Timo Bracht also racing. British hopes will lie with David McNamee, the quickest runner in Kona last year, and Caroline Livesey, who came 3rd in Lanzarote in 2015. There will also be considerable interest in super-swimmer Lucy Charles (GBR), who some are tipping to be first overall out of the water.

At the press conference in Puerto del Carmen the athletes were keen to highlight the difficulty of the course, and it was clear no one was taking the notoriously windy conditions and steep gradients for granted.