THE RUN.

3.8km

180km

42.2km

The marathon. The pinnacle of road running, and this one starts between four and five hours into the attempt. 42.2 km of flat, fast roads, with time running out and the Pho3nix Sub7, powered by Zwift and Pho3nix Sub8, powered by Zwift records in sight. The marathon will be run on a closed course, with no dead turns, plenty of spectator viewpoints and designed for maximum speed.

THE RUN

How will our athletes fare?

Alistair
Brownlee

Dual Olympic Champion

How many times has Alistair Brownlee dropped the field on the run leg to win? Too many to count. Widely regarded as the best short course triathlete in history, Brownlee always has an extra gear on the run, and his rivals know it. If he gets the pacing right, there will be plenty left in the tank.

For Lucy Charles-Barclay, the run is often about protecting a lead, and more often than not she’s successful. At her very first Ironman in 2014, the then age-group athlete ran a 4:17. 5 years later, she ran her first sub-3 hour marathon on her way to winning Ironman South Africa.

Lucy
Charles-Barclay

Ironman 70.3 World Champion

Kristian
Blummenfelt

2021 Ironman Cozumel WR
2020 Olympic champion

 

 

If Alistair Brownlee runs like a gazelle, then Kristain Blummenfelt runs like the lion that’s chasing him. Forgoing finesse, Norway’s Sub 7 hope gets it done by digging deeper into the pain than anyone else – you can see it on his face.

The consummate professional, for Nicola Spirig the run is about closing out victories. Involved in two of the most memorable Olympic run legs of all time, including a photo finish in London where she took gold, Spirig knows exactly how far she can push to get the best out of herself on the big stage.

Nicola
Spirig

Dual Olympic Medalist

By the Numbers

FOR THE MEN:

IRONMAN RECORD
PACE

3:41
min/Km

Ironman Tulsa [Denis Chevrot]

PACE
REQUIRED FOR
2:30 TARGET

3:33
min/Km

MARATHON
WORLD RECORD
PACE

2:52
min/Km

[Eliud Kipchoge: 2:01:39]

FOR THE WOMEN:

IRONMAN RECORD
PACE

3:50
min/Km

Ironman UK [Kristin Moeller]

PACE
REQUIRED FOR
2:50 TARGET

4:02
min/Km

MARATHON
WORLD RECORD
PACE

3:10
min/Km

 

RunRun

Can it be done?

Sub 2:30 HRS? (Men)

RunRun

Can it be done?

Sub 2:55 HRS? (Women)

Join us as we defy the impossible

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