Competitors descended on Dubai to test their mettle in the ultimate endurance test: Ironman.
Ironman Dubai 70.3 saw participants compete right next to the iconic Burj Al Arab, starting with a swim that began at Jumeirah beach, competitors then left the city behind for the bike leg, which took participants to the Arabian Dunes and back.
The final, running leg was back at the beach, with a huge crowd of supporters cheering on the participants.
Did you take part on Friday?
Here’s some of the social media posts about the event:
Today was an Epic Day in the Office! PB of 05H20MN Total Time far better by nearly 1Hour from my last Half Ironman Race 🏅🇩🇿🏆 All the credits goes to the one and only man who made it happened Jan Gremmen The Flying Dutchman Coach...🏊🚴♀️🏃🏻 #mydubai #imtridubai #triathlontraining #triathlon #ironman #ironmantraining #ironmandubai #algeria
Well done to the brother for completing the Ironman Dubai today! 🙌 What an achievement! @joegardiner_04 That's hard graft right there! 6 hours of brutal exercise! 1.3 Mile Swim, 56 Mile Cycle and finish with a half marathon 13 Mile Run! In 26 degree Dubai heat and sun beating down! Made me want to do another challenge now after watching this today! We shall see! #brother #ironman #ironman703 #ironmandubai #jumeirah #jumeirahbeach #jumeirahbeachhotel #burjalarab #dubai #mydubai
There are good days and there are "those" days. I surely did not regret participating in the relay group today. It was a test of will power despite the many elements during the race. After completely crashing down on the 19th km where walking doesn't even seem possible, I looked back at the struggle and triumph of my good friend @dontstop101 last Dubai Marathon. He fell, stood up, walked and ran again up to the finish line. He was my inspiration today along with the rest of the athletes and supporters. Especially the hundred of Filipinos who went out there and tested their limits. I knew I will still end this at SUB2. Maybe not even close to my last PB but surely a battle I fought hard for. One thing is for sure, I will be back next year - STRONGER. Mabuhay and atletang Pilipino! #ironmandubai #teampilipinas🇵🇭 #filipinointernationaltriathletes #FITlipinas #🏊 #🚴 #🏃 Credits to: @basselkanounji
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