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About the Ironman

The Ironman is a triathlon challenge which consists of the following 3 events combined into one big endurance challenge: 3.8km swim, 180km bike and 42.2km run. The time is taken from the swim start till the athlete crosses the finish line after the 42.2km Marathon.

The Distance to Overcome

The total distance of such a challenge in miles and km


3.8km swim
180km bike
42.2km run
226km total


2.4miles swim
112miles bike
26.2miles run
140.6miles total

In some of the events the distance may vary slightly

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7 Ironman events in 2011 world-wide





Full Ironman

Ironman 70.3

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