Elbaman: the triathlon
challenge of Elba Island
Elbaman is the most famous triathlon challenge of Italy, but is very well known even abroad as in France and Germany. Every year hundreds of “iron” men and women participate at the race. It is the only one italian competition on full distance (ironman), but there is even the half distance (known as Elbaman73).
Elbaman is held in Marina di Campo. The program of the event, usually held on the last Sunday of September, includes the swim competition in the town's bay and the final run along the streets of the city. The bike race is held instead along an panoramic itinerary that reaches some of the most beautiful towns of Elba.
A few years from its birth, Elbaman has already reached an high level of notoriety successfully conquering an important place among international spot events. The success of the competition has to be found in the beauty of the location and in the perfect organization, besides in the volunteers always at disposal for athletes and their families. In fact, there are even many events and meetings dedicated to the families for the entire weekend of the race.