Five athletes from this region have travelled to Estonia for the Ironman event there this Saturday.
Barry Loftus from Crossmolina, who is competing in his 7th Ironman, Noreen O’Toole from Westport, Colm Dockery, Ciaran Maguire and Billy Brennan have all made the journey.
The race begins with a single-loop 3.8 km swim in the Baltic Sea near the Seaplane Harbour museum. Athletes will then continue onto a two-loop, 180.2 km bike course which leads along the coastline and nearby villages. The final 42.2 km four-loop run takes participants through the historical city centre of Tallinn, an UNESCO world heritage site, and finishes on Freedom Square.