Ironman is the biggest triathlon event around the world and challenges athletes to go 3.8 km swim, 180.2 km cycling and 42.2 running through breathtaking journeys. In total, 29 Ironman events are realized around the world but only one is held in South America: the Ironman Brasil. In this 13th edition, two thousand athletes from 34 countries raced in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, on May 26th.
Our partners at LATIN SPORTS had a great weekend by successfully timing some record setting times and first time wins. Tim O’Donnell won the 2013 Ironman Brasil on Sunday, completing the grueling course that includes a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run in a time of eight hours, one minute and 31 seconds.
Igor Amorelli of Brasil finished second in the men’s competition with a time of 8:19:39 in just his second Ironman, while Stefan Schmid finished third with a time of 8:25:01.
On the women’s side, Amanda Stevens won with a time of 9:05:52. Sara Gross came in second with a time of 9:08:37, and Jessie Donavan rounded out the podium in third with a time of 9:10:28.
Congratulations to all the participants!