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This year's Cozumel Ironman triathlon saw more than 15 local athletes take part, to the delight of the crowds lining the course.

The iron islanders finished the grueling circuit in style, with Jaime Mezo leading them home in a time of less than 12 hours.

A mix of Mexican and foreign nationality residents from Cozumel competed on November 28th, including Jaime Mezo, Mostro Puuk, Dailene Erickson, Martha Vazquez, Adolfo Castillo, Scott Wilson, Tony Anschutz and Eduardo Garcia.

They all deserve a well-earned rest and a hearty pat on the back for doing the island proud.

The overall winner of the endurance test was Andy Potts from the United States, winning his second Ironman title of the year in an impressive time of 8 hours, 15 minutes and 57 seconds.

First past the post in the women's race was Yvonne van Vlerken from Holland.

Also the winning lady of last year's Cozumel Ironman, Yvonne made it home in just 9 hours, 7 minutes and 8 seconds.


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Van Vlerken at island pool.

She went on to thrill members of the local swimming school, on Tuesday, by making a special appearance to swim with children, sign autographs and give sporting advice to locals.

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Locals line the streets.


Many personal challenges were met in Cozumel Ironman 2010, as well as pain barriers broken and tears shed.

More than 2,000 athletes from over 50 countries dug deep to find the iron inside them, proving to others that anything is possible if you set your mind to it.

And, as the Cozumel event continues to grow in popularity, the date has already been set for next year's race and registrations are open.

So, if you'd like to swim 2.4 miles, cycle 112 miles and run 26.2 miles on the island next November 27th, you'd better get out there and start training...

See our Event Calendar pages for more about Cozumel Ironman 2011 or visit the Cozumel Ironman website.

Related Items:

Athletes Prepare For Cozumel Ironman - Nov 26, 2010.

Ironman A Spectacular Success - Dec 11, 2009.

Island Endurance Test - Aug 26, 2008.

Cozumel Ironman Photo Gallery 2009