An Ironman race starts with a 2.4 mile swim, followed by a 112 mile bike ride, ending with a 26.2 mile marathon. Ironman Wales, which takes place in Tenby, has become a well-loved point on the Ironman fixture list. Located on Wales’ South West coast, Pembrokeshire is known for its breathtaking landscape and the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, featuring miles of sandy beaches and a spectacular coastline.
The chance to qualify for the annual World Championships
The unique nature of Ironman events comes from every athlete having the chance to qualify for the annual World Championships held in Kona, Hawaii. Each five-year age band is allocated at least one place in the world championships.
One of the most demanding Ironman events in the world
It is already seen as one of the most demanding Ironman events in the world, however the attraction of the race is also due to the incredible spectator support which has helped many athletes complete the challenge.
The start of the race is at North Beach in the seaside village of Tenby. Exiting the waters of Carmarthen Bay after the 2.4 mile swim, the athletes will take on the challenge of the 112 mile bike course through the fascinating countryside of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, passing numerous castles and iconic landmarks. The medieval town walls and picturesque beach front provide an impressive backdrop for the concluding marathon through Tenby.
For more information, visit the Ironman Wales website.