Athletes prepping for this Sunday’s IronMan competition
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Nearly 3,000 athletes will descend on downtown Louisville for Sunday’s grueling IronMan competition.
On Friday, many the athletes were at IronMan Village on the waterfront as they completed the registration process, got their bikes tuned up and even enjoyed a last-minute massage.
Competitors must complete a 2.4-mile swim in the Ohio River, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run through Louisville and its surrounding areas. The bike course takes athletes out of Louisville, toward Oldham and Henry counties and into La Grange.
The running course is flat and passes the University of Louisville campus and Churchill Downs before finishing at Fourth Street Live!