The answers will be very very subjective, location, cost, how difficult the event is.My view, 1) Kona, its the original and biggest experience in terms of Ironman, an aspirational event for many people who have a chance/commitment to qualify. 2) Lanzarote, early sun and good location feels more like a holiday, harder bike course and sea swimwhich adds to sense of achievement, also feels more grass rootts.3) Wales, easy to get to, brilliant and enthusiastic support on the course. harder bike course and sea swim.
Nursey, its good to have these trials in training, getting used to making do and overcoming obstacles is good mental training for race day. Anyone planning to have a problem free race is making nieve assumptions.
Good luck with the new plan
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