Making a decision to compete in an Ironman event is a huge investment in both time and money. Factor in the reality that the chance of a race on your doorstep isn't possible and that travel can either make or break your experience. No one wants to pick the wrong race and waste that significant investment. Which Ironman to choose is often overlooked because there are Ironman … [Read more...]
Swim 2.4 miles! bike 112 miles! run 26.2 miles! Brag for the rest of your life. This is what founder John Collins said before the first race and still rings true to this day. 3 of Hawaii's toughest events were combined to make Ironman. 140.6 miles or 226 km in total that has to be completed within 17 hours.
Who ever finished first, they'll call him the Ironman. So named after the trophy awarded to the winner.
The race has now gone global and is now raced in 5 continents across the globe. Hawaii has now become the world championships and entry is by qualification or the legacy lottery.
Sometimes the hardest part of a triathlon isn't the training or the diet but how to transport your bike to the race. There are numerous ways to transport your pride and joy and they all have pros and cons that you need to weigh up before choosing the right way for you. I've transported my bike all over the world by plane, bus, train and taxi. This is how to get your bike to a … [Read more...]
Phuket, Thailand's iconic island destination now features two of Asia's biggest races. The premier race, Laguna Phuket Triathlon and Ironman Thailand, a new addition to the Ironman scene. 2016 saw me grab a late entry into the Phuket Ironman Thailand while on holiday with my family. We arrived on Phuket the day of Laguna Phuket triathlon which is Asia's first and longest … [Read more...]
What made me think I could do an Ironman? I had never completed nor attempted any of the three disciplines individually at full Iron Man distance. Yet here I was about to do the 3 together in one day. My first Ironman and only my fourth triathlon. Little wonder my wife thought I was mad! The Cairns Ironman was a new event that suddenly brought the sport to my doorstep, quite … [Read more...]