This is a big weekend for Port Elizabeth.... the Ironman SA contest is being held here, and the beachfront is all decked out for the occasion. It could not have been a more perfect day for the first stage, which was the corporate and Ironkids events.
Here is Duncan, who we met walking along the promenade, proudly wearing his well earned medal.
Tonight the beachfront was buzzing with people and activity, and a brilliant sunset greeted our visitors.
Tomorrow is the main Ironman event, with 1600 contestants taking to the water next to the Pier at 7am. They begin with a 3.8km swim, then hop onto bicycles for a 180km route and finish it off with a 42.2km run to end up back at Hobie Beach. Pretty impressive! Hopefully your intrepid City Daily Bloggers will manage to wake up in time to record it for you!