The editor/photographer of this site completed this event in 2005 so there is to be some more commentary added later.
Hopefully there will also be some more run and cycle photos of the top three male and females on the day but it will be a few days away.
The photos will have to speak for themselves to begin.
The elite athletes pictured here were the first wave to be started.
The professional athletes field looking well spread out after only the first 200m's or so.
The cycle course is all flat but about half of the 90kms is on a reasonably coarse road surface. I think it is better suited to a lighter triathlete as those over 80kgs will feel the extra vibrations through the bike.
I was photographing all the athletes during the run and cycle for triathlonphotos.com so don't have any images from that.
The course looks very picture perfect in these photos however half of each 7km loop is actually through some heavy forest.
The dirt track through the forest is well sheltered from the sun, which is a great relief after going hard on the bike for 90kms just prior.
Relaxing by the pool. Having done this race, I can say they always turn the sun on.
It would be good if they could turn the wind down as some years it can make swimming the 1.9km along the seashore a bit up and down. Mind you I was still happy with the sea swim back in 2005.
And a well deserved spa to loosen the muscles up a bit after a good work out.
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