Athletes, weekend warriors and seasoned competitors trained for months to compete in the local IRONMAN competition. Swimming, biking running are all apart of this event and not for the faint of heart.
The water was rough, which canceled the swim. The boats sat idle and the bouies were anchored.
The bikes were racked and ready for the staggered start – water surrounded and encroached from every side. Race course was shortened due to flooded streets. Here’s just a few from the 2600 participants!
Biking transitioned into running – a full marathon, unlike anything many have seen. Streets were flooded but the athletes continued.
The ultimate goal is to finish ~ 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and a full marathon – and be called an IRONMAN!