Ocean Lava Rhodes

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  • Rhodes, Greece
  • 30. April, 2017
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    5/5

  • 51.5 Km

    Short
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1.5 Km
40 Km
10 Km

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41 Review(s)

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Thanasis Agelis

Completed in 2017

5

Perfect race!!!

Perfect race!!! I highly recomment this and I will do it again!!!

 

Posted on 10.05.17

Michael Zannis

Completed in 2017

4.8

Amazing, well organized race!

The race was fun, very well organized, and with good support from the local community. Although overall I think the organizers did a very good job, because I can see they try to improve every year.

A couple things would be: better marking/navigation on the run course. It seemed like a few people were cutting the course, probably unintentionally since it was not always clear which way to go. Better bike marshall supervision (some people were clearly drafting). And finally, the exhaust fumes from the boats at the marina were very unpleasant during the run. But overall, a very good race!

Posted on 09.05.17

Lucas Georgas

Completed in 2017

5

Most scenic race!

Ocean Lava Rhodes

High competition level but great atmospere between Athelts. The course will take around the costal line of Modern Rhodes and big resorts Hotels  and the Mideval Walled Town of Rhodes with the Mandraki Marina. Simply amazing views, large number of spectators, large transition zone, very well organized and cared for. And of course Rhodes Island, and excellent opportunity to have a great  holiday with family and friends and race a unique course. 

Posted on 07.05.17

OCEAN LAVA

Fantastic race!!!

Posted on 06.05.17

Antonis Matsigkos

Completed in 2017

5

Excellent race experience!!!

Fantastic triathlon race on a beautiful island!!!Perfect organized!!Can't wait for the next race!!!

Posted on 05.05.17

Giorgos Sirrakos

Completed in 2017

5

Excellent race!

Ocean Lava Rhodes

Excellent race!

Posted on 04.05.17

Kyriakos Mastrogeorgiou

Completed in 2017

5

Triathlon Relay Team

Ocean Lava Rhodes

A Wonderfull Triathlon Event. The Organisators put their Heart and Soul into the race, great course, great scenery. My team won the Gold Medall ! :-) 

Posted on 04.05.17

Nikolaos Prezas

Completed in 2017

5

second time for ocean' s lava Rhodes - olympic distance

Ocean Lava Rhodes

Apollon's great family organized another ocean lava triathlon event. Great swim, safe ride and a site view running made our day and our lifetime memories even better... Looking forward for 70.3 in the end of October...!

Posted on 04.05.17

Yiorgos Koufou

Completed in 2017

4.6

Great race!!

Great race!!! 

Posted on 04.05.17

ANASTASIOS KALOUDIS

Completed in 2017

5

Great triathlon race with perfect condition!

Great triathlon race, absolutely perfect organise, every 2.5 klm it was open bar with gel, bananas , water , coca cola , energy bar, biscuits with salt , isotonic drinks and the running near to the sea-marina rhodes, Also they offer rooms with economic price at hotel parthenon city with 25 euro for single room and 30 euro for double room with breakfast included www.hotelparthenon.gr , also to many companies offer discount for the runners, Thank you!!!! many regards Kaloudis Tasos!!!

Posted on 04.05.17

fanis

Completed in 2017

4.9

SUPERB!!!

2nd time doing this race. Unique landscape, closed to traffic roads for the bike, beautiful running route by the marina and the windmills. It' s a MUST do if you are in Greece or else a serious reason to come to Greece to participate!!! WILL DO IT AGAIN (70.3 next time...)

 

Posted on 03.05.17

Manolis Kontos

Completed in 2017

5

Great Organised Race!!!

Great race on a beautiful island!!! 

Posted on 03.05.17

Giorgos Kypriadis

Completed in 2017

5

Better than 2016

Ocean Lava Rhodes

Excellent race in all aspects. Hope next year a participation increase. This race deserves to be sold out!

Fantastic scenery, perfect weather, great organization.

The new running course is much better. 

Keep it up and see you again in the next race.

Posted on 02.05.17

Kyriakos Mastrogeorgiou

Completed in 2016

5

Relay Team

I ran the 10km

Posted on 25.03.17

Giorgos Sirrakos

Completed in 2016

5

Ocean Lava Rhodes

Ocean Lava Rhodes

Amazing race.

Posted on 08.11.16

George Kontogiannis

Completed in 2016

5

It's all about the Journey - Ocean Lava Rhodes 2016

Ocean Lava Rhodes

Before reading my review have some minutes watching my memories from all experience these three days in Rhodes Island that ended with the amazing Ocean Lava Olympic Triathlon Race. 

In the clip you may see all consentrated memories while traveling in Rhodes island in order to participate in Ocean Lava Rhodes Triathlon Oct 30, 2016.

A trip that combined EVERYTHING! 
Sight seeing of ancient Greek temples, visit in Lindos Acropolis and village, swimming in warm sand beaches, Rhodes Medieval Castle, Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, Aquarium, Greek taverns, a Greek-Russian music and dance festival, a Live rock performance in Legends Rock Bar, a Latin dance party in Old Town and finally ...
*** Ocean Lava Rhodes Triathlon 2016 ***. 
Everything was ... AMAZING :-)

It's all about the Journey - Videoclip Link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRUIpqxt9no

 

Definitely will be back next year for next Race!

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Had an amazing time on race briefing. Mr Hatzinikolas did it in a fantastic stand-up comedy style and I had a good time.

Pasta party was amazing with lots of selection and excellent service in Hotel Plaza.

Race started on Schedule. Swim course was super safe with lots of lifehuards and a jetski. Bike course was closed and well guarded by police and volunteers.

Amazing bike course by the sea and super glamorous run next to the castle and the city harbor.

Wanna see the bike course? Luckily my GoPro battery did endured capturing all the bike course. Not all clip is essential to watch as the bike course was 4 rounds of 10km each.

Bike course on Gopro clip

I will definately be here next year. Very pleased about being here these days.

 

 

I am including a LONG, REALLY LONG description of all my experience in the triathlon that is in both in Greek and . Sorry English readers. Not sure if auto-translation will do the trick for you...    

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Race Report in my Blog in Greek

Race Report in my Blog in English

Posted on 04.11.16

lazaros prevezianos

Completed as a first timer in 2016

5

Perfect! !

Ο πιο σωστα οργανωμενος αγωνας τριαθλου ..θα ειμαι και του χρονου!!

Posted on 03.11.16

Nickos Moschis

Completed as a first timer in 2016

5

The most succesful race i've ever been!

Ocean Lava Rhodes

The perfect place for triathlon races!

Beautiful nature ,the cycling and the running among the sights of the island and special review for the Old Town!

Amazing organised from the people of Apollon Triathlon Club Rhodes , unique and lovely wellcoming from the chief of Apollon , Nicolas Chatzinikolas and his assisant Manolis Kontos!

FROM NOW ON   , RHODES TRIATHLON RACES WILL BE AT THE TOP OF MY CALLENDARY EVERYTIME THAT HAPPENS!!!!

Posted on 02.11.16

Panagiotis Kalargyros

Completed as a first timer in 2016

5

Excellent

Unique scenery, in the most beautiful beach, fast ride and running inside the mideval town.

The roads were closed for traffic, lifeguards, divers, jetski were responsible for our safety.

 

Posted on 02.11.16

Maria Ntovellou

Completed in 2016

5

a race full of energy .

Ocean Lava Rhodes

fantastic competition !!!

Posted on 01.11.16

Antonis Matsigkos

Completed as a first timer in 2016

5

Wonderful experience!!

Perfect organized race in a beautiful island with amazing conditions!

Waiting for the next triathlon race!

Posted on 01.11.16

XENOFON ASPRAKIS

Completed in 2016

4.6

Bravo

Nice experience !!!

Posted on 01.11.16

ANASTASIOS KALOUDIS

Completed in 2016

5

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Posted on 01.11.16

NIKOLAOS KRANIDIOTIS

Completed as a first timer in 2016

5

Perfect

Perfect 

Posted on 31.10.16

Panagiotis Alexopoulos

Completed as a first timer in 2016

5

OCEAN LAVA OLYMPIC TRIATHLON RHODES

It was a fantastic triathlon race and all the athlets engoyed it. The weather  was perfect this time of year .I want to give congratulations for the excellent organisation !!! I recomend it to all triathlets for next year .

I 'll try to be there too.

Congratulations!!!

Posted on 31.10.16

Thanasis Agelis

Completed in 2016

5

Perfect RACE....Hi Level expirience!!!

It was a race that all the people that participate will remeber !!! Well organized to every level!!! Highly recomented!!

Posted on 31.10.16

Kyriakos Korallis

Completed as a first timer in 2016

5

Ocean Lava Rhodes

Fantastic race on a wonderful island like Rhodes.

Highly recomented to anyone who wish to participate in a quality Triatlon race.

Posted on 31.10.16

Yiannis Kalogeropoulos

Completed as a first timer in 2016

4.9

Magnificent place, marvelous race, unforgetable moments

A very well organized and supported triathlon event in a magnificent naturally beuatiful place like Rhodes. Everything well organized up to the last detail with the exception of the small delay in results announcement. Definately a must do triathlon race. will be definately back next year. Thank you RODOS

Posted on 31.10.16

Moshos Kantis

Completed in 2016

5

amazing race safe race fast race

Ocean Lava Rhodes

great people do great things 

ocean lava rhodes 2016

amazing hospitality

 

Posted on 31.10.16

Nikolaos Prezas

Completed as a first timer in 2016

5

Το πρώτο μου τρίαθλο

Ocean Lava Rhodes

Ειχα αποφασίσει απο την στιγμη που ανακοινώθηκε η εκδήλωση οτι θα παρω μερος στο πρωτο μου τρίαθλο. Ειτε sprint,  ειτε half, ειτε ολυμπιακο τρίαθλο που εγινε τελικα θα συμμετειχα οπωσδηποτε (πρωτα ο Θεος,  η οικογενεια μου, η υγεια κτλ βέβαια). Αιτια το τρίπτυχο του αθλήματος που με ελκύει , χωρις να κατέχω κάποιο απο αυτα ιδιαιτερα , και ο γιατρός του αθλήματος ο Χατζηνικολας Νικόλαος ο οποιος μας αγκάλιασε απο την πρωτη εκδηλωση που ελαβα μέρος στον γύρο της Ροδου 145χλμ το 2015. Και μας παρότρυνε απο τοτε να παρουμε μερος στο τρίαθλο. Τοτε ζυγιζα περιπου 105 κιλα... Μετα τον γύρο και την πρόκριση μου στην Σπαρτακιαδα πηρα την αποφαση να χασω καποια κιλα,  εβαλα και το τρεξιμο στο προγραμμα με τον μαραθώνιο της Αθηνας δευτερο στοχο. Εκανα καθημερινη ασκηση και διατροφή και μεχρι την Σπαρτακιαδα ειχα πέσει στα 85-86 κιλα. Μετα την επιτυχή έκβαση και των δυο αγωνων ειπα να ξεκινήσω απο την αρχη και να κανω προπονητική βαση με τον στίβο. Στοχοθετησα και τον μαραθώνιο της Ροδου που έπεφτε πολυ κοντα με το miraluna 116, δηλαδη το half iron man που λάμβανε χωρα στην Ροδο το Μάιο του 16... Χωρις να ξέρω πολύ απο κολύμπι , ηταν μεγαλη προκληση μενα και αφου ολοκλήρωσα παλι τον γύρο της Ροδου και τον Μαραθώνιο, περασα τοσο ξυστά απο τον αγωνα τριάθλου που αποφάσισα οτι δεν θα ξαναχασω καποιον απο την Ροδο. Γιατι ο γιατρός και τα υπολοιπα παιδια με την αγαπη και την ζεστασιά τους σε βαζουν τοσο φυσικα μεσα στο τρίαθλο σαν να ηταν κατι που απλα δεν εχεις δοκιμάσει ακομα. Και...  το καλοκαίρι που περασε  αρχισα να κολυμπαω με λιγο ρυθμό,  λιγες αναπνοές και ισως λιγη τεχνική. Και πείστικα οτι θα έπεφτα στην θαλασσα και οσο περνούσε από το χερι μου θα συνέχιζα, κάτι που εγινε... Οσον αφορα το τεχικο μέρος της εκδήλωσης,  μονο τους εθελοντές με την διάθεση τους να δεις και το πλήθος που ασχολήθηκε με την διοργάνωση καταλαβαμε οτι δεν υπηρχε περιπτωση να ειναι τυχαία εκδηλωση. Η ομαδα του Απόλλωνα με τον Νικο Χατζηνικολα και την ομάδα του, προσωπικά τον αδελφό του Κωστα που με συμβούλεψε , παρότρυνε πριν τον αγωνα . Η παρουσια του Κρομμυδα Βασιλη και του Γαρεφη Χρηστου που εκτός απο δέος και τον σεβασμό που εκπέμπουν, μας παρείχαν και καποια σωστη αγωνιστικη τακτικη για τον αγωνα, για εμας που αγωνιζομασταν για πρωτη φορα τουλαχιστον. Και αυτη η τεραστια αγκαλια την ημερα του αγωνα που αφησε σε ολους μας τις καλύτερες αναμνήσεις - εντυπώσεις και την προσμονή του επόμενου αγωνα. Εγω πριν τον αγωνα ημουν σιγουρος για αυτο που θα συναντήσω, γι αυτο δεν ειχα αγχος. Μακαρι και περισσότερος κοσμος να προσέλθει στους επόμενους για να φτάσουμε το τριαθλο στην Ροδο και να μας φτασει σε αλλα επίπεδα.. Το πρωτο σου τρίαθλο;  μου λεει ο γιατρος. Ειμαι ο νονός σου, και με αγκαλιάζει... 

Posted on 31.10.16

Giorgos Kypriadis

Completed in 2016

5

1rst Class

Great experience. Looking forward for next year race.

Posted on 31.10.16

Kevin Prevel

Completed as a first timer in 2016

5

Fantastic setting, fantastic race

Completed this race yesterday. The course was scenic and beautiful. Cycling along the coast and then running through the historic wall town was amazing.

The organisation was very good and the marshalling standard was superb.

Only negative was that the live results online wasn't working so that friends and family back in UK could not see how I was doing.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE WANTING TO COMBINE A HOLIDAY WITH A RACE.

Posted on 31.10.16

fanis

Completed in 2016

5

perfect route

closed roads, seaside run, perfect vacation getaway. will come again for sure

Posted on 31.10.16

Kiriakos Patakas

Completed in 2016

5

participated only in the swimming

everything went well even the weather,  I participated only at the swimming as a member of a group.

Posted on 31.10.16

Pantelis  Feizidis

Completed in 2016

5

Ωραίος αγώνας

Πολύ ωραία διαδρομή και οργάνωση. Άντε και του χρόνου. 

Posted on 31.10.16

Yiannis Parapolas

Completed in 2016

5

Nice destination for tri race.

Rhodos island,perfect place for triathlon race.

Nice organization,beautiful places of swimming and riding and for the end the running part in the medieval city!

 

Posted on 31.10.16

Michael Zannis

Completed as a first timer in 2016

4.9

An amazing race in a unique location!!!

The organizers poured their heart and soul into this race, and the result was amazing!!! The race had both the warm feeling of a local race among friends together with the high standard of an international race, worthy of being part of the Ocean Lava Planet brand.

The swim took place in one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, with the iconic 'trampoline' platform, the bike course was a mix of a route by the sea and a part near some of Rhodes' most famous landmarks, and the run course even went into the medieval old town!!!

With the experience gained by the organizing team, I am sure they will work towards correcting a very few things that need improvement, and I am confident next year the race will be even better. Really looking forward to it!

Posted on 31.10.16

Panagiotis Andreadis

Completed as a first timer in 2016

5

Amazing experience

Have really nothing bad to say. Everything was exceptional, the organizers , the volunteers, the course. I am recommending it to everybody,

Posted on 31.10.16

Bikof Mania-Maria

Completed in 2016

5

You have to add it in your race calendar!

Swimming leg was positioning in a very famous beach in Rhodes city, "elli beach" despite the strong winds the sea was pretty calm and the lifeguards were in every buoy and also with kayaks and jetski. It was an Australian exit swim,in clear and warm sea, the roads were absolutely closed for bike route 4x10klm next to the sea ( pretty hard in some areas because of the winds but still fast)police ,army and volunteers were every few meters all along the routes for bike and running running was 3x3330m inside the old city of Rhodes and next to the castle... just amazing!  Few details can be corrected for next race and for sure I will be back! one of the best triathlon races in Greece! 

Posted on 31.10.16

Costas Haramis

Completed as a first timer in 2016

5

One of the best tri races in Greece

Rhodes is a great place for a triathlon: mild weather, warm sea, history... throw in an enthusiastic local tri club and you have all the elements of success!

Great job Apollon Tri Club - congratulations!

Posted on 31.10.16

Lucas Georgas

Completed in 2016

5

Do it

Just do it

Posted on 30.10.16