THE SWIM.

2.4mi

112mi

26.2mi

The Sub 7 and Sub 8 swim legs will take place on the same 2.4 mile course, which will be designed to eliminate delays and deliver the fastest possible times. The men and women will begin at different times, delivering two separate head-to-head races.

THE SWIM

How will our athletes fare?

Alistair
Brownlee

Dual Olympic Champion

Whist rarely first out of the water, Alistair Brownlee is never too far away from the leaders into transition. Having swum every single day since the age of eight, the reigning Olympic champion set up his record-breaking Ironman WA win in 2019 with a 46:29 swim split – and he’ll need to better than that if he is to go Sub 7.

Gone are the days when the swim was the prelude for a bike-run battle. Lucy Charles-Barclay has changed all that. Coming off a 10 year swimming career that culminated in an Olympic Trials final for Team GB, Charles-Barclay broke the 19-year Ironman World Championships swim record in 2018. She is rarely beaten out of the water, and rarely beaten in general.

Lucy
Charles-Barclay

Multiple Iron Distance Race Winner

Kristian
Blummenfelt

Half Ironman World Record Holder

A training machine, Kristian Blummenfelt swims up to 45km every week. The Norwegian comes from a swimming background and never leaves himself too much work to do on the bike leg to find himself at the pointy end.

Throughout her long career, Nicola Spirig has freely admitted that her swim has been her weakest discipline, but that’s only due to the strength of her work on land. The 38 year old boasts a wealth of experience, and has always been one of the hardest workers in the pool.

Nicola
Spirig

Dual Olympic Medalist

By the Numbers

IRONMAN
WC RECORD
PACE

1:12/100

PACE REQUIRED
FOR 40-MINUTE
TARGET

1:03/100m

OLYMPIC
1500M
RECORD PACE

0:58/100m

SwimSwim

Can it be done?

Sub 40 MINUTES? (Men)

SwimSwim

Can it be done?

Sub 45 MINUTES? (Women)

Join us as we defy the impossible

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