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Melbourne Ironman 2012

The Race at the Heart of a Nation

3sistersThere was an immediate buzz in the air when athletes Australia-wide heard the announcement of a new, world class, Ironman Triathlon event to be held in Melbourne – a city that is often called the sporting capital of the world.

An Ironman triathlon is considered one of the toughest endurance events that a human being can complete, consisting of a 3.8km swim, 180km bike ride and finishing with a grueling 42km full marathon. Competitors have exactly seventeen hours to finish, to become an official Ironman, you must finish before the cut-off time, the event mantra, is “anything is possible.” Continue reading