‘Ironman’ … my new pic essay of images made during the gruelling Cairns Ironman event a couple of weeks ago … has been posted to “Latest Stories” on the web site of my photojournalist collective ‘fotostrada’.
This was the inaugural Cairns Iron Man – an internationally recognised event that attracted the very best triathletes from around the Globe to compete in the tropics over a 3.8 kilometre swim, a gruelling 180 km bike ride and a double marathon run of 42.2km.
The fastest competitor finished in an astonishing 8 hours 15mins (Australian David Dellow) … whilst the slower and less talented competitors were out on the course for over 16 and a half hours !
For those only half fit there was also the 70.3 Ironman event which was only half the distance – a mere 1.9k swim, 90k bike ride and just the one full marathon run ! In all over two thousand souls participated in both events which took place in superb Cairns winter weather amidst the magical scenery of Cairns to Port Douglas.
It has cemented it’s place as an annual World class event.
When time permits it will also be added to my personal web site.
© images by Brian Cassey