On July 9th, 2017 the financial metropolis Frankfurt am Main is once again host to the long-distance Ironman European Championships.
Around 3,000 triathletes take part in the Ironman Frankfurt race every year. What that means for all participants is 3.8 kilometres of swimming, 180 kilometres of cycling, and then nothing less than a marathon run. The athletes start off swimming in the calm waters of the Langen Forest Lake south of Frankfurt. The following cycle route leads through Frankfurt, among other areas, and is hilly and challenging. Cheered on by thousands of spectators, the athletes will then crown their achievement by running a distance of 42.195 kilometres on a thankfully flat course along the River Main. As it is every year, the highlight of the Ironman European Championships will be the glorious finish on the historic Römerberg city square in Frankfurt.