This international sporting event Ironman 70.3 Panama, which will take place on February 25 of this year on the Amador causeway, will generate an estimated income between US$3 and US$4 million to the Panamanian economy, as reported by Rina Aguirre , event coordinator. This event promotes the country on a tourist level as a sports destination, and that part of the route and the awards ceremony will take place in the reverse areas, showing athletes, tourists and the world the exclusive views of the banks of the Panama Canal. The competition will have 1,300 athletes, of which 1,000 will come from other countries, which will generate a large movement of Visitors for that date. And each athlete comes with approximately 2.5 companions, which gives a total of approximately 3,000 additional Visitors, during an average stay of at least 4 days. All this generates a movement of hotels, food and internal tourism since many, after finishing their studies on Sunday, dedicate themselves to visiting different places in the country. The information coming from athletes is that many will visit San Blas, and Chiriquí to get to know Boquete. The Iroman 70.3 Panama takes place in two stages, the first is an Expo that takes place on Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24, at the Riu Hotel which is open to everyone. And on Sunday, February 25, the competition begins at 6:00 in the morning and ends at 3:00 in the afternoon, and is also open to the public. To participate in an Iroman 70.3, a medium distance triathlon (70.3 miles- 113km) requires a lot of dedication and effort, since there are three disciplines that are carried out on the same day: 1.9 kilometers of swimming, 90 km of cycling and 21 km of foot race; Therefore, high physical preparation is needed.