If you are a triathlete, there is no bigger day in this sport than the Ironman World Championship. It is the race that defined our sport as it came of age, and continues to be the defining race in our sport for any avid triathlete.
To get to the starting line in Kona, you must either be very lucky and get yourself a spot through the lottery, or very talented, and win yourself a qualifying spot at one of the qualifying events held around the world.
Tens-of-thousands of triathletes try to get one of those coveted Ironman spots every year. Only 1,800 succeeded.That means 1,800 "lucky" people get to test themselves on one of the biggest challenges the sports world has to offer:
- 3.8km of swimming
- 180km of biking
- 42km marathon run
While there are thousands of triathlons around the world, it is this one that truly defines the sport.For all the latest information, visit the official website.