The History of the Ironman Triathlon

Jan 30, 2012 Olympic Eyewear


Extreme Sports Eyewear has come into great popularity in recent years because of the notoriety of many well-known athletes and sporting events. The Ironman Triathlon is a great example. This is a series of long-distance races sponsored by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) and originally held in Hawaii. Ironman competitions often garner worldwide recognition as well as television and news coverage.

An ordinary Ironman Triathlon consists of a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) biking event and a marathon race of 42.195-kilometre (26.219 mi). All three events are raced in that order and with no breaks and can be very physically demanding. Racers often cannot finish all three events and whether you win or not, it is an amazing feat simply to be able to complete this grueling race.

Most Ironman events are held to a strict time limit of 17 hours, meaning that racers must finish each event within that time limit. Within the 17 hours, individual events also have time limits.  For instance, where an Ironman race begins at 7:00 AM, the mandatory time limit for the swim competition is 2 hours and 20 minutes. The biking event cut off time is 5:30 PM. All racers must complete all three events by midnight in order to be considered as finishers.

With such a wide range of sporting events consisting of bike racing, swimming and running, athletes must have very durable sunglasses. They must also be comfortable and they should be built and constructed to stay on your face and in place regardless of the conditions. Olympic Eyewear was founded in 2006 to provide top quality wholesale sunglasses. Though the company headquarters is located in the state of Utah, Olympic Eyewear sells their sunglasses in bulk to stores all over the world.

Olympiceyewear is dedicated to providing excellent quality products and services along with affordable prices that offer clients the ability to make a good profit. All the extreme sports eyewear, such as Choppers Sunglasses, are well known for their durability and comfort. Athletes involved in extreme sports such as the Ironman Triathlon understand the importance of using only the best equipment. Olympic Eyewear proudly provides that and is even committed to improving on products and services each year in order to meet the growing demand for superior extreme sports eyewear.


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