Ironman splits men’s and women’s European Championships between Frankfurt and Finland
Professional women "share the full stage in Finland"Photo by: Kevin Mackinnon
The professional women’s Ironman European Championship won’t take place in Frankfurt this year – Ironman has just announced that Tahko, Finland will host that event the day before (Aug. 14) the men’s championship will take place in Germany (Aug. 15). The pro women will compete for the European Championship title at Ironman Finland Kuopio-Tahko, while the professional men and age-group competitors will race at the Ironman European Championship in Frankfurt.
At the last event in Frankfurt, American Skye Moench (who also holds Canadian citizenship) and Canadian Jen Annett finished first and third. (Photo above.)
Both events will offer US$75,000 in prize money and three qualifying spots for the Ironman World Championship.
Live coverage of both events will be seen on Ironman Now on Facebook Watch, while the Frankfurt race will also be seen live on hr TV in Germany.
“Following the success of the 2019 Women for Tri race for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Ironman Copenhagen, which was won by current world champion Anne Haug, professional women will this year share the full stage in Finland with the continent’s biggest title on the line,” Ironman said in a release today.
This will be the first time Finland will host an Ironman championship event. On Aug. 26 and 27, 2023 the Ironman 70.3 World Championship will take place in Lahti, Finland.