What is a full Ironman triathlon?

Considered by many fitness enthusiasts to be one of the ultimate fitness challenges, the full Ironman triathlon will test the limits of your speed, stamina and fitness over three challenging disciplines. 

What disciplines make up a full Ironman triathlon?

As we just mentioned, a full Ironman consists of 3 different disciplines, split into 3 legs of the same race, with the first leg being swimming, the second cycling and the final leg being running. You’ll also have to master the fourth discipline of getting changed quickly between these legs! Triathletes are typically divided into age groups, meaning that you will be competing alongside other triathletes who fall into the same band for age and sex as you, with the exception of triathletes who fall into the separate elite category.


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