With over 2,500 athletes set to compete at tomorrow’s Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship, things are hopping here in Cairns. Considered one of the gateways to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is a tropical destination paradise, but that will all be forgotten tomorrow as, for the 12th time, the community plays host to arguably the biggest event in Ironman’s Asia-Pacific region. Last year Ironman athletes from around the world voted this event the “most satisfying Ironman race.” It’s not hard to see why, even before the race has happened.
Things got started here on Thursday morning, and Triathlon Magazine was on hand to enjoy some of the pre-race activities.
Also on hand were Jill and Dougin Walker, who are four races into their 6 Ironmans on 6 Continents in 6 Weeks journey around the world.