Alistair Brownlee confirms first race of 2019

Twice Olympic champion, Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee will open his 2019 racing season at IRONMAN 70.3 Marbella in two weeks time

Chief Correspondent
Last updated -

Season start for two-time Olympic Gold medallist at IRONMAN 70.3 Marbella, Spain

Earlier this week (you can watch that HERE if you’ve not seen it already), I published a recent interview with the Brownlee brothers at the Triathlon Show: London.

Within that, Alistair Brownlee confirmed that his first race of the 2019 season would be “…end of April… or early May!”. That has now been confirmed with the news that Alistair will race the second edition of IRONMAN 70.3 Marbella on Saturday 27th April 2019.

Alistair Brownlee at IRONMAN 70.3 Marbella 2019

That race was home to an incredible sprint finish 12 months ago, where Great Britain’s David McNamee just crossed the line ahead of Chris Leiferman (USA) first, so close that they were given the same finishing time.

No McNamee in Marbella this year, but Leiferman, Andreas Dreitz (GER) – 3rd last year, Ivan Raña (ESP), Andreas Raelert (GER), Florian Angert (GER) – 3rd at The Championship in 2018 and Johann Ackermann (GER) are among the names that will be looking to challenge the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Silver medallist.


The bike course in Marbella is a challenging one, backed up both by the course profile (below) and a look at the 2018 results, where even Andreas Dreitz ‘only’ recorded a 2:20:21 bike split. A drag-strip course is most certainly isn’t. That should not only suit Alistair, but provide very specific preparations for this years 70.3 World Champs course in Nice, France.

IRONMAN 70.3 Marbella bike course profile
IRONMAN 70.3 Marbella bike course profile
John Levison
Written by
John Levison
TRI247's Chief Correspondent, John has been involved in triathlon for well over 30 years, 15 of those writing on these pages, whilst he can also be found commentating for events across the UK.
Discover more
T100 Singapore Age Group bike course
Ultimate sightseeing – the must-do city centre triathlons
TRI-FIT Geo Coral women's tri suit
TRI-FIT GEO Women’s Tri Suit Review – How does it fare in our quest for the ultimate long course kit?
Jonny Brownlee swim pool neom 2022 Photo Bartlomiej Zborowski Superleague Triathlon
Jonny Brownlee on the pool swimming drills to do now to get faster in open water
sebastien kienle at challenge st polten
Let’s race… Challenge St Pölten
Fanni Szalai Arena Games Sursee 2023 photo credit Darren Wheeler That Cameraman SLT
supertri E next gen talent – meet the 6 future superstars to watch in London
latest News
lionel sanders wins oceanside 2024 [Photo credit: Donald Miralle / IRONMAN]
Lionel Sanders shares next step in season plan after IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside victory
Alex Yee run Paris Test Event 2023 [Photo credit: World Triathlon / Wagner Araujo]
World Triathlon shares full picture on Paris Olympic Games swim situation amid water quality concerns
Rosie Wild in British Army training.
British Army trailblazer set to make professional triathlon debut at Challenge Gran Canaria
Laura Philipp IRONMAN 70.3 European Championship Tallinn 2023
Middle Distance Roundup: Stars set for Peru, Cebu and Valencia in action packed weekend
Hannah Moore Swansea 2023
‘Happy, healthy and winning medals’ – Hannah Moore bids to crown comeback in Paris
triathlon on your terms
Never miss out with our triathlon alerts & digest. Get a dose of adventure & inspiration with Boundless.
Invalid email address
The SBRX Group

Proudly elevating endurance sports through content, products & services

Share to...