The one-loop freshwater swim is in Decker Lake. Athletes will enjoy the scenic one-loop bike course through rolling Texas farmland, sprawling ranches, cedar-covered vistas and sunflower fields. The run course will take athletes through Walter E. Long Park and along the shores of Decker Lake.
The inaugural “Hawaiian IRON MAN Triathlon” was conceptualized in 1977 as a way to challenge athletes who had seen success at a local biathlon. San Diego-based John Collins proposed combining the three toughest endurance races in Hawai’i – the 2.4-mile Waikiki Roughwater Swim, 112 miles of the Around-O’ahu Bike Race and the 26.2-mile Honolulu Marathon – into one event.
On Feb. 18, 1978, 15 people came to Waikiki to take on the Ironman challenge. Prior to racing, each received three sheets of paper with a few rules and a course description. The last page read: “Swim 2.4 miles! Bike 112 miles! Run 26.2 miles! Brag for the rest of your life!”
In 1981, the race moved from the tranquil shores of Waikiki to the barren lava fields of Kona on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Along the Kona Coast, black lava rock dominates the panorama, and athletes battle the “ho’omumuku” crosswinds of 45 mph, 95 degree temperatures and a scorching sun.
Now in its 34th year, the Ironman World Championship centers on the dedication and courage exhibited by participants who demonstrate the Ironman mantra that “ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. ®” On Oct. 8, nearly 1,800 athletes will embark on a 140.6-mile journey that presents the ultimate test of body, mind and spirit to earn the title of “Ironman.”
Fil Am Tri Club was founded in 2006 by a small group
of Filipinos in NY/NJ. Since then, FAT (Fil Am Tri) has grown nationwide
and global having members throughout the mainland US, Canada, Hawaii,
and of course the homeland in the Philippines. Although comprised mostly
of Filipinos, FAT is a non-denominational club accepting all friends and
families of Filipino Americans with the mission to grow a network of
Filipino triathletes worldwide building a sense of community and
fellowship through the medium of endurance sports. We welcome you to
become part of the movement! Mabuhay!