Sport City Klagenfurt

Klagenfurt stands for Alps-Adriatic culinary experiences, quality of life between the old town and the lake, and a sporty and active lifestyle. These three factors are closely interwoven and are especially reflected in the provincial capital’s lively sports scene. The mixture of Mediterranean ambience and alpine scenery makes this Renaissance city and the region surrounding it perfect for a wide variety of sporting activities. In the turquoise waters of Lake Wörthersee or on the unspoilt slopes of the Southern Alps – the backdrop is an absolute treat for the eyes of hobby athletes and professional athletes alike.

Sports Events in 2020:

- Wörthersee Triathlon: 29.-31.5.2020 CANCELLED
- Klagenfurt City Run: 6.6.2020 CANCELLED
- Lendkanal Crossing: 28.6.2020 POSPONED
- Ironman Austria: 20.9.2020 NEW APPOINTMENT
- Carinthia Runs: 21.-23.8.2020
- Wörthersee Swim: 5.- 6.9.2020

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On 20th September 2020 it’s time once again for IRONMAN in Klagenfurt, the most well-known extreme sports event in Austria.

The IRONMAN-Austria has the only continuous 180 km cycle route, which leads from Klagenfurt via the historical Zollfeld-Virunum and the ducal town of St. Veit to Feldkirchen and back to Klagenfurt.

The number of starters has been increased from 3,000 top athletes from over 60 nations to nearly 4,000 – making the IRONMAN Austria-Kärnten the biggest one in the world. The athletes will cover a total of 226 picturesque kilometres between Lake Wörthersee and the Southern Alps.

The uniqueness of the IRONMAN Austria-Kärnten is not only due to the incredibly high athletic standard of participants, but also because of the incomparable scenery on offer. Summer shows off Carinthia in its best light, year after year, not just to the athletes but also to enthusiastic fans.

Following the traditional gunshot, the swim starts at Strandbad Klagenfurt in the turquoise waters of Lake Wörthersee. After 3.8 kilometres of swimming and a sprint to the finish through the Lendkanal waterway, it’s onto the saddles. The cycle route then covers 180 kilometres through picturesque villages and beautiful countryside. The race culminates in a marathon which, with refreshment stations at regular intervals along the way, also leads through Klagenfurt’s old town, providing the IRONMAN with unique southern charm. The entire experience is enhanced by a cheering, enthusiastic crowd who welcome the athletes back to where it all began: at the charming Wörthersee lakeside lido.



IRONMAN AUSTRIA – swim through the crystal-clear waters of Lake Wörthersee, and bike and run through the heart of Carinthia.

When: 20.9.2020
Where: Klagenfurt am Wörthersee 
Distances / programme:
3.8 km swimming
180 km cycling (1,490 metres altitude difference)
42.2 km running (118 metres altitude difference)


IRONMAN Austria GmbH
Alter Platz 12/2
9020 Klagenfurt
Phone: +43 463 50 96 51
Fax: +43 463 50 95 51 32
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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