Ironman France Nice

Ironman, an exceptional sporting event!

Following an exceptional edition of the Ironman France Nice 2024, the date for the 2025 edition has already been confirmed: see you on Sunday June 29, 2025 for another unforgettable sporting adventure!

The IRONMAN de Nice is one of the longest races in the triathlon format. It can be run as either an IRONMAN or an IRONMAN 70.3, with the main difference being the race distance. The lively, friendly atmosphere makes this a not-to-be-missed event! Nice Côte d’Azur offers a magnificent setting between the sea and the mountains, ideal for surpassing your limits.


  • The IRONMAN consists of three consecutive events. The first is a 3.8-kilometer swim, which participants must complete in under 2 hours and 15 minutes. This is followed by a 180-kilometer bike race, which must be completed in less than 10 hours and 45 minutes (including the time spent swimming). Finally, athletes must complete a 42.195-kilometer run. In total, the Ironman covers a distance of 226 kilometers, to be completed in under 16 hours.
  • The IRONMAN 70.3 is also a triathlon but of medium distance, equivalent to half the Ironman race. It also starts with a 1.9-kilometer swim, to be finished in under 1 hour 10 minutes. This is followed by a 90-kilometer bike race, to be completed in under 5 hours 40 minutes. And a 21.1-kilometre run. The whole race must be completed in under 8h30.

🏅Nice, host territory for the Women’s World Championship!

After hosting the men’s event in September 2023, Nice will now host the women’s event on September 22, 2024. The men’s 2024 World Championships will be held in the Hawaiian town of Kona.

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Did you know? 📣

In 2005, the IRONMAN de France moved from Gérardmer to Nice for its first edition, taking the title of oldest triathlon event in Europe. This decision paid off for the event, as in 2016, the Nice IRONMAN was voted the best Ironman in Europe.

Today, Nice is considered Europe’s No. 1 city for long-distance triathlons and a major sports destination, hosting numerous world-class sporting events.

A look back at the 2024 edition

On Sunday June 16, 2024, Nice played host to one of the most eagerly awaited events of the year: Ironman. The event brought together over 4,000 athletes from 70 different nationalities, all of whom came to try their luck at qualifying for the VinFast World Championships. The men’s event will be held in Kona (Hawaii), while the women’s event will take place in Nice in September 2024.

Discover the records of the 2024 edition:

  • 🏆 Frederik Van Lierde, 8:08:59, IronMan France 2024
  • 🏆 Lucy Charles-Barclay, 9:03:33, IronMan France 2024
  • 🏆 Damien Le Mesnager, 4h23:28, Ironman 70.3 Nice
  • 🏆 Anne Haug, 4h38:44, Ironman 70.3 Nice

Anecdote 💡

In 1978 in Hawaï, the famous “IRONMAN” race was born. The competition was born of a debate between naval commander John Collins and his wife Judy. They debated whether a runner, cyclist or swimmer was the toughest athlete. At the end of the debate, they propose a challenge to fifteen or so men who will attempt to take up the challenge. The challenge consists in whoever wins a race combining the three disciplines, who will then be called the “Iron Man”.

The result: on February 18, 1978, twelve men finished the race won by Gordon!