Sunday, April 25, 2010

Start of Ironman

Ironman series #1: Today the 6th annual Ironman South Africa took place (in actual fact is still taking place as I post this) here in Port Elizabeth. Port Elizabeth hosts the only Ironman competition on the African continent. An Ironman race is a long-distance triathlon consisting of a 3.86 km (2.4-mile) swim, a 180.25 km (112-mile) individual bike time trail and a 42.195 km marathon (26 miles 385 yards ) run, raced in that order and without a break. Ironman South Africa has a time limit of 17 hours to complete the race which means the some of the competitors will be competing from the start at 7 AM until the race cut off at midnight.


  1. Stunning photo - captures the motion and madness of the competitors. A really tough event - best left for the super fit.

  2. Those people are fit. I met a triathlete two years ago. She is super fit. I wish I had the strength to do this.

  3. What a stunning photo! So many crazy people ;-)