Photographer Benoit Beauchamp provides recaps, photos and results from the Deca-Ironman in Monterrey, Mexico.
Each participant of the Deca-Ironman aims to complete one Ironman everyday, for 10 days. Each day, all of the racers head over to the University of Nuevo Leon. Once athletes complete the 2.4 miles of swimming, they take to the bike and ride over to the local track about 1.2 miles away. The track is located in the Parque Ninos Heroes. While the park’s original purpose was ecological, it has now been transformed into an area for sports. It’s like an academy of sport for the young Mexican athletes from all around the country.
Once at the park, athletes must complete 93 laps around the track to obtain the 180 km of riding. After the bike, athletes run the opposite direction around the same track. The 26.2 marathon is made up of 22 laps.
Day one saw 18 athletes start the event. That number quickly dropped to 17 as one athlete was forced to drop out due to a collarbone fracture he suffered after hitting a duck on his bike at the 38km mark.
Now at day three of the race, the leader is Matej Markovic of Slovenia with a two-day combined time of 21:06:08. Second place belongs to Ferenc Szonyi from Hungary with a total time of 22:25:02.
You can follow the result on the event website at Multisport.com.mx.
See more photos of the event at Pbase.com/benbophoto/decaironmanmonterreymexico.
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