Ironman Wales is an English holiday that is an endurance competition. Every year it is visited by about two thousand people who have decided to test their body. Tough competitions are held against the backdrop of amazingly beautiful English landscapes – green hills, fast rivers, forests. Held on September 11 every year.
On September 25, 1974, the Mission Bay triathlon was held in San Diego, in which the Collins family took part. The following year, they moved to Hawaii, where the idea was born to hold a one-day endurance event called the Ironman. The tournament was held in Hawaii, Alaska, Norway and other countries with suitable conditions.
Every year there were more and more applicants, and in September 2016, already in England, in the town of Temby (Pembrokeshire, Wales), the first official Ironman Wales tournament was organized. Since then, great popularity has come to him, and hundreds of athletes from all over the world are trying to pass this test. The event includes a swim in the bay, a bike ride and a running marathon.
- The event consists of three stages: a 2,4-mile swim in Carmarthen Bay for two laps, a 112-mile (2 lap) bike ride around the coast, and a city run through picturesque medieval buildings and many attractions.
- All safety rules are observed at the tournament: ambulance teams are constantly on duty nearby, as athletes put their bodies under tremendous stress. Medical assistance may be needed at any time.
How to celebrate
For this holiday you need to come to Wales. If you are going to become a participant in this tournament, then you must fill out an application and undergo a medical examination to be sure that the body is ready for testing.
On this day, you can just visit the town and enjoy the local atmosphere. In addition to hot competitions, Tembi will surprise you with its architecture and beautiful English landscapes.
When is Ironman Wales celebrated in 2022?
Ironman Wales is observed on September 11 each year.