Triathlons have become common events in many Spanish communities with a variety of categories for all ages and fitness levels, but the ultimate test is hitting the Spanish mainland for the first time this early October, after early successes in Lanzarote(pictured) with a big event across the Murcia region.

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Ocean Lava Murcia will be staged on Sunday October 11th offering brave competitors the chance to take part in a 3.8 kilometre swim, followed by a 180 kilometre cycle ride, and finished off by the mere matter of a full-length marathon run, with the whole challenge expected to last around 12 hours!  The swimming section (any style) will start and finish at the Hotel Entremares in La Manga, and then the competitors will cycle to Murcia City via Cartagena, Torre Pacheco and Alhama. The marathon will consist of four laps around the city of Murcia.  It will cost 195 euros for the privilege of taking part, and you can get more details via the website at www.oceanlava.com