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Weiss, Cozumel Ironman

The Ironman international endurance competition continues to grow in popularity, with some 2,500 athletes from over 60 countries taking part at the end of last month.

Competition was fierce among the participants in the 6th Cozumel race, as they swam 2.4 miles (3.8 km), cycled 112 miles (180 km) and ran 26 miles (42 km) round the island to the finish line downtown.

Spirig, Cozumel Ironman

At the end of a tiring and emotional day, it was Michael Weiss from Austria who won the men's race, successfully defending his 2013 title with a time of 8 hours, 12 minutes and 16 seconds.

Over in the women's race, 2012 Olympic gold medallist Nicola Spirig from Switzerland was the first through the tape, with an equally impressive time of 9 hours, 14 minutes and 7 seconds. Also no stranger to success on the island, Spirig was previously the winner of 2013 Cozumel Triathlon World Cup.

Ironman Cozumel water and ice

Every single one of the competitors that took part deserves a hearty pat on the back, along with all of those that helped organize the inspiring race.

When everyone has got their breath back, training can start for Cozumel Ironman 2015 next November 29. If you're ready for the challenge, registrations are open now!

Find out more about Cozumel Ironman in our Events section or register to participate next year on the Ironman Cozumel website.

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