Saturday, 21 May 2011
Lanzarote Ironman 2011
Today Saturday 21st May is the Lanzarote's Ironman challenge. It is an unrivalled test of strength, character and mind-body excellence. The motto says it all: “Normal limits do not apply”.
To understand how gruelling the course is, you need to understand Lanzarote. Lanzarote is hot, windy, sculptured from volcanoes and surrounded by the ocean. The hills are like mountains and the only areas that are flat are on the coast.
The challenge starts at 7am in Puerto Del Carmen and ends in Puerto del Carmen at Midnight This is what every participant must complete before midnight in order to receive their much deserved Ironman medal:
3.8km swim in the ocean
180km bike course around the island, many of the roads climbing several hundred metres as the course takes the cyclist through the volcano mountains.
44km marathon - which takes place along the Avenidda in Puerto del Carmen
Helicopters hovver above capturing the race and the front leaders.
As I write we have clouds, sunshine and the temperature in PDC is 24.5c in the shade, it is a cool Ironman this year!
To read all about the famous Lanzarote Ironman event click onto http://www.ironmanlanzarote.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1&Itemid=1