Athletes from around the world (including several from the east coast who escaped winter storms) traveled to San Juan to compete in Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico and found a true race paradise.
Though the area is still in post-hurricane Maria clean-up mode, the island and the race are showing steady signs of rebuilding. The age-group only event attracted a nearly 50 percent increase in athlete participation over 2018. The Monday after the race (March 18), athletes gathered and restored the Barrios Saint Just y San Anton Community Center with the Ironman Foundation.
Enjoy these beautiful photos from photographer Paul Phillips, who has traveled to San Juan several years in a row to capture the event.