Almere has an outstanding triathlon history. The ‘Stichting Holland Triathlon’ has organized long distance triathlons for 25 years, including European Championships of 1985, 1991, 1999 and 2006.
The city of Almere is very honoured to host the ITU UPC World Championships Long Distance O3 in 2008 and welcomes triathletes, coaches, fans and public.
Almere is a new town. The first inhabitants arrived in 1976. In 2007 almost 190.000 people live in Almere. Almere is situated at approximately 25 km from Amsterdam with its airport Schiphol.
Schiphol-Almere by train: