Mikel Calahorra - Mikel Calahorra

Mikel Calahorra Bahrain

Birthdate 31 October 1983
Height 181 cms / 71 inches
Weight 73 kgs / 160 lbls
Marital Status Single
Nationality Spanish
Represents Bahrain
Residence Bahrain
Started Triathlon 2001
Professional Since 2017

Mikel Calahorra
Mikel Calahorra

Mikel Calahorra is the first age group athlete to become a member of the Bahrain Endurance 13 Team. A four-time Ironman World Championship qualifier and finisher, Mikel coaches Bahrain’s long-distance triathlon group headed by His Highness Shaikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

An avid athlete from his childhood in Spain, Mikel eventually turned to triathlons even as he relocated to Bahrain for work as an engineer. As he began racing locally with other expats, he was approached to train the princes for Ironman competition and was instrumental in bringing in long-distance triathlon races to the region.

He created the first Middle East girls team, who began from zero fitness to completing half-iron distance competitions. He also coaches the reigning Arab and African duathlon champion, and coached the first ever Bahraini woman to finish an Ironman.

All World Athlete Profile: Mikel Calahorra http://ap.ironman.com/triathlon/news/articles/2014/07/awa-profile-mikel-calahorra.aspx#axzz4YAIA9VjS

The Emotional Story of Mikel Calahorra http://www.triatlonchannel.com/2014/10/07/la-emotiva-historia-de-mikel-calahorra/

Kona Bound Men from Western Australia and Cozumel http://www.ironman.com/triathlon-news/articles/2011/05/kona-bound-men-from-western-australia-and-cozumel.aspx#axzz4YAeUA84u


Results

Date Event Athlete Media Status Position
2017 Jun 25
Ironman 70.3 Coeur d'Alene US Idaho, United States
Mikel Calahorra Mikel Calahorra
Spanish
Finished 4th

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2017 Jun 26

Mission accommplished this weekend for BET13

Monday, June 26, 2017

It was mission accomplished for Bahrain Endurance 13 this weekend as Holly Lawrence took a wire-to-wire win at Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant, Fredrik Croneborg ran away with the inaugural Challenge Nakhon Nayok title, and Mikel Calahorra qualified for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship.
2017 Jun 21
Lawrence returns to 70.3 Mont Tremblant to defend & extend winning streak

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bahrain Endurance 13 is set to race over the half distance this weekend, with Holly Lawrence set to defend her Ironman 70.3 Mont Tremblant title this weekend, Fredrik Croneborg taking on the inaugural Challenge Nakhon Nayok in Thailand, and Mikel Calahorra racing Ironman 70.3 Coeur d’Alene.
2017 Apr 24
Brownlee impressive on debut

Monday, April 24, 2017

Alistair Brownlee had plenty to celebrate on his birthday weekend as he topped the podium on his first half distance outing at Challenge Mogan Gran Canaria.
2017 Apr 19
Racing royalty in Spain

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

This weekend the spotlight is on Spain as Alistair Brownlee makes his debut at the long distance format at Challenge Mogan-Gran Canaria alongside team captain His Highness Shaikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa and Daniela Ryf. Jan Frodeno also toes the line in Spain at Chia Sardinia Triathlon.

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