World-famous athletic competition, Ironman, will take place for the ninth year running in Cozumel on Sunday, November 26, 2017.

The Cozumel Ironman 2017 will be an endurance test of swimming, cycling and running, and forms part of the Ironman World Series.

The Ironman World Championship was started in Hawaii in 1978 and has grown in popularity year-on-year.

Thousands of competitors from over 60 different countries took part in the 2016 Cozumel event.

The 2.4 mile (3.8 km) swim begins at the island's Chankanaab Park where athletes experience a picturesque swim with colorful fish and coral reefs during the two-loop course.

Ironman in Cozumel

Previous winners.

Following the first gruelling challenge is a 112 mile (180 km) cycle race on the roads around Cozumel, before finishing with a 26 mile (42 km) run, encompassing the downtown center of Cozumel.

 

See photos of a previous event in De Lille Sport's Ironman Cozumel 2015 gallery on Facebook

Photos above courtesy of Cozumel Municipal Government.

 

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