Sunday, April 13, 2008

Ironman SA

Yesterday we told you about Ironman SA, here are the 1600 swimmers waiting for the starting gun at 7am today. ......

and they're off, for their 3.8km swim which is the first stage of the event.

As there was a bank of clouds over the sea, the sun was not yet up. The pier was thronged with crowds waiting to cheer the competitors on, while the press hovered overhead.
We will post lots more pix of the event on our personal blogs during the coming week.


  1. They look like soldier crabs, don't they?

  2. sakiwi, no it was won by Great Britain's Stephen Bayliss, in a record time of 8 hours 18 minutes and 23 seconds. Tissink was very unlucky, he had a puncture which set him back a bit, he caught up well but in the end came in a close second.

    ararat, very descriptive!