A superb party atmosphere greeted the 1,900 triathletes who travelled to Lanzarote for the race’s 25th edition. Before and after the event, sports resort Club La Santa hosted numerous events to mark the occassion, including an after party with triathlon royalty in attendance.
In the race itself, Jesse Thomas pulled off a stunning victory over Ironman world champion, crossing the line in a time of 8:42:33. Danish athlete Tine Holst, who incredibly only happened across triathlon 10 years ago whilst working at Club La Santa, claimed her first Ironman title in the women’s race, winning in 10:02:35.
Temperatures were high throughout most of the day, however the notorious wind over the Lanzarote lava fields was calmer than in some previous years. Almost 1,700 triathletes crossed the finish line.
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Jan Frdoeno taking on one of the many brutal hills on the 180km bike route. Credit: Ironman Media