The competitors setting off on the swim leg of Ironman South Africa from Hobie Beach
Today was one of the flagship events on Port Elizabeth's annual events calender and one of the most grueling races in endurance sports in the world. Ironman South Africa is hosted in Port Elizabeth annually and is the only Ironman on the African continent. The competition starts with a 3.8 km swim followed by a 180 km cycle. If that wasn't enough, it is ended off with a 42.2 km run. All in one day.
For a couple more pictures on Ironman, visit my photo blog at The Firefly Photo Files.
For more information as well as the history of Ironman, visit Wikipedia.