Thousands run, swim and bike along Ironman St. George’s 70.3-mile course

Posted: May 6, 2014 by kirisyko in Ironman, SykOtic

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ST. GEORGE – Athletes from all over the world raced in the red rocks Saturday, adding the title of Ironman to their name. For many it’s a repeat performance, and they said the scenic trail is part of what brings them back.

About 2,800 men and women competed in the half Ironman. It consists of a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride and a 13.1-mile run. Athletes make it look easy, but they said it is the ultimate endurance test.

“Just the challenge, constantly pushing your limits,” says local competitor Bryce Jones. “Do what you can do, see what you can put together on race day. An if all your hard work pays off, makes you feel good about yourself.”

The amateurs ran with top athletes. Jan Frodono, Olympic gold medalist from Germany, took the top spot in the men’s competition with a time of 3.45.21. American…

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