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The Ironman Africa Championship is held each year at Port Elizabeth, South Africa on the Nelson Mandela Bay, and is a favorite of the European race circuit.

The race begins with a one-lap, 3.8 km swim course beginning on Hobie Beach.  Athletes head out parallel from the pier and turn left after 300 meters. Then, the course continues past Humewood Beach all the way to Kings Beach before turning and heading back to Hobie Beach. The water temperature is usually in the mid-70’s and the water is usually calm.

The bike course takes athletes out on two flat, fast laps of 90 km on a spectacular bike course along the coast with sweeping ocean views and rugged coastline before moving slightly inland through a scenic countryside.  Athletes return along the coast to a transition area for the run that is four loops along Marine Drive to the finish


If you missed the 2018 IRONMAN AFRICA CHAMPIONSHIP live stream broadcast on April 14, there’s still time to watch a video recording of the race.  Just click/tap the “Watch Again” button on the media player below ↓  You can find a list of race results → HERE

 

If you missed the live streaming of weekend ironman triathlons, there’s still time to watch the video replay of the 2017 Ironman African Championship here

Starting off with a one-lap, 3.8km swim course beginning on Hobie Beach, the race then continues on bikes with two flat and fast laps of 90km through rugged coastline, scenic countryside and spectacular ocean views before ending with a run course along Marine Drive.  See all the results → click/tap HERE.  

 

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Feature photo of iron man race start, by Flickr user, Kris Fricke, CC BY-NC-ND

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Posted by Zola Zeester

Zola is a vagabond playmaker, the On2In2™ recreation guru and primary source of inspiration for this article. Currently resides at Zeester Media HQ.

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