What is an Ironman Triathlon? {Infographic}

Have you ever competed in the Ironman Triathlon? If not, this is a huge event that was created by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC). The race consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and 26.2 mile run. Each racer has to complete this series of events in order and they don’t get to take a break between each event. It is considered one of the toughest days in the sporting communities.

The Ironman Triathlon usually has very strict times so that the race is completed within 17 hours. There are even cut off times for each event. The swim cut off time is around 2 hours twenty minutes, the bike ride cut off time is around 8 hours and 10 minutes, and the cut off time for the run is around 6 hours and 30 minutes. The participant who is actually able to complete all three events becomes an Ironman. Check out the info graphic for more details about the Ironman Triathlon!
Ironman Triathlon Inforgraphic

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  1. I have a friend that has done the triathlon in Hawaii. I don’t know how anybody has the stamina to do it for as long as his people do it I have complete respect for them.

  2. Completing a triathlon is something that is on my bucket list. Ironman triathlon is such an experience and I would love to be able to compete in one someday!

  3. I have several friends who compete in regular Tri’s and I’m in awe of them already. I don’t see this ever being something I could do, but it’s awesome to watch!

  4. I have never competed in any type of triathlon. This is wonderful though! A great way to get some good exercise as well. This is amazing!

  5. No this is the first time hearing about the Ironman Triathlon. My lazy self wouldn’t last long lol But I know lots of people that would love this!

  6. Omg when I was living in FL I actually knew a few people that trained for Ironman! Mad respect for anyone that participates because it’s a lot of hard work!

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