Pembrokeshire is gearing up to host this weekend’s spectacular Ironman Wales event which will showcase our spectacular scenery to the thousands of people who pour into the county to witness one of the largest and most challenging international sporting events.
The Ironman Wales triathlon, consisting of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile cycle race and a 26.2 mile marathon without a break, is one of the most grueling endurance races in the world. It begins on Sunday, 14th September at 7.00 a.m. when the competitors enter the water on North Beach, Tenby. This will be followed immediately by the cycle phase around Tenby, Saundersfoot, Narberth and South Pembrokeshire and finally the marathon.
More than 10,000 spectators are expected to visit Tenby and the surrounding area to cheer on the 2,000-plus competitors who include celebrity chef, Gordon Ramsey. Pembrokeshire boasts 190 home grown entrants and many local youngsters are amongst the 750 taking part in the Ironkids event.
This is the fourth year the event has been held in Pembrokeshire with last year’s event boosting the local economy by over £3 million.
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