Scheduled for Sunday, September 11, 2011, Ironman Wales will take place in the county of Pembrokeshire in the South West of Wales with 50 qualifying slots allocated for the Ford Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii 2012!
The start of the race is at South Beach in the seaside village of Tenby. After exiting the waters of Carmarthen Bay after the 3.8km swim, the athletes will take on the challenge of the 180km bike course through the fascinating countryside of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, passing numerous castles and iconic landmarks. The medieval town walls and picturesque beach front provide an impressive backdrop for the concluding marathon through Tenby.
The Ironman schedule is as follows –
Start Time: 7:00 am
Time Limit: Entire Event has a 17 Hour Time Limit (cut off times will be announced during mandatory race briefings)
Swim 3.8km (2.4m)
Bike 180km (112m)
Run 42km (26.2m)
Organised by: World Triathlon Corporation (WTC)