Photos From the Men’s Pro Race at 2023 Ironman World Championship Nice

In a stunning day on the French Riviera, 40 of the fastest men in Ironman triathlon toed the start line with one goal: to earn the title of Ironman World Champion at the first-ever men’s-only race (the women’s professional field will have their own race in Hawaii on October 14). With an all-new course in Nice, France, it was anyone’s guess who would come out on top.

But after a dramatic day of racing, we had our answer: Sam Laidlow, who wrote a storybook tale of swim, bike, and run to break the tape in 8:06:22, took the win to become the first French Ironman World Champion at the first French Ironman World Championship. At 24 years old, Laidlow also became the youngest-ever men’s athlete to wear the IMWC crown. He was joined on the podium by two-time Ironman World Champion Patrick Lange of Germany and Denmark’s Magnus Ditlev. For a full play-by-play of the race, read our recap here.

Triathlete staff photographer Brad Kaminski was on the ground, capturing the action from start to finish. Scroll down to check out the amazing images from the 2023 Ironman World Championship in Nice.