This Saturday (03/07/21) a special edition of the Ironman Triathlon will take place after being cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic. there will be around 1000 atheletes participating from 50 countries spanning over 5 continents. It is hoped that the event will show the world that Lanzarote can offer maximum sanitary guarantees to show itself as a safe destination against Covid-19 for anyone that visits. This event will encorporate the Long-distance Military World Championship, for which it is expected to have about 40 participating military personnel from 15 countries. This has be organised by the International Committee of Military Sports which belongs to the Ministry of Defense through the different International Committees. There will also be a new edition of Ironkids, dedicated to children. This is the first Ironman event to be held this year in Europe. This years event is sponsored by Turismo Lanzarote, through the ‘European Sports Destination’ brand; the Government of the Canary Islands through Promotur; Tías City Council and other private entities.