You may ask well, what is an Ironman Competition?
Let me tell you; an Ironman Triathlon is one of a series of long-distance triathlon races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), consisting of a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bicycle ride and a marathon 26.22-mile (42.20 km) run, raced in that order and without a break. It is widely considered one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world.
Most Ironman events have a limited time of 17 hours to complete the race. The race typically starts at 7:00 a.m.; the mandatory swim cut off for the 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim is 9:20 a.m. (2 hours 20 minutes), the mandatory bike cut off time is 5:30 p.m. (8 hours 10 minutes), and the mandatory marathon cut off is midnight (6 hours 30 minutes). Any participant who manages to complete the triathlon within these time constraints is designated an Ironman.
After grueling training and competing in a number of triathlons on Sunday
9th September 2018 David will be competing in his second Ironman competition this time in Wales, his first was the Ironman UK Bolton in 2015. We’ll keep you posted on how David gets on.
IRONMAN Wales is SOLD OUT! A record field will Face the Dragon this year in what will be the biggest ever IRONMAN Wales. If you’ve got a place in this year’s race, you’re in for the ride of your life!
Anything is Possible!
“In 1978, U.S. Naval Commander John Collins and his wife Judy issued a challenge. They proposed combining Oahu’s 2.4 mile swim race, 112 mile bike race, and 26.2 mile marathon. On February 18, 1978 fifteen competitors, including Collins, traveled to Waikiki to take on the first-ever IRONMAN challenge.
Swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, run 26.2 miles- BRAG FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. “
– John Collins, IRONMAN co-founder
Originally from: http://eu.ironman.com/#ixzz5PTmyS3sA