Ironman South Africa - Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth

Sport - Eastern Cape - Port Elizabeth

When: 07h00 to 24h00, Sunday, 13 April 2008
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Where: Hobie Beach, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape


Spec-Savers present the annual Ironman South African Triathlon that takes place in the beautiful Nelson Mandela Bay in Port Elizabeth. This gruelling race requires contestants take part in a 3.8km swim, an 180km cycle race, as well as a full marathon.

This physical challenge will see contestants swimming a 1.9km double lap off the lovely Hobie Beach, however, they have a cut off time at 09h20, an allowance of 2 hours and 20 minutes to complete the course. From there they will need to complete the 180km cycle, which will take them along the coast, over rolling hills and will have to be completed three times, giving them a good 10 hours and 30minutes with cut off occurring at 17h30.

With already so much of the route having being completed contestants will have to keep their endurance up to complete the 42.2 kilometre run along a relatively flat route with final cut off point at 24h00 precisely.

Entrance fees for the race range from R1850.oo to R3600.00 or € 350.00 to € 400.00. For more information please visit the official Ironman website at .


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