Age-group triathletes from around the world met for the inaugural running of Ironman Los Cabos on Sunday March 17, 2013.
The weather was great for the swim, but temperatures hit the 27C/81F mark by mid-morning and completing the race was quite a challenge and an accomplishment to be proud of.
The first age-group athlete of the day to cross the finish line was Brent McBurney in a very close race for top spot.
He finished the race in 09:24:48, but second place finisher Stater Fletcher was less than a minute behind with a time of 09:25:44. The third age-group athlete to cross the Ironman Los Cabos finish line was Miklos Vatai in 09:28:27.
The first female age-group finisher was Neila Bliss from the 35-39 category who posted a great time of 10:37:49.
However, much like the age-group men it was a close race for top spot between the top women.
Hailey Manning who represented the 30-34 category was close behind with a clocking of 10:39:08.
Karen Smith rounded out the top three with her finish time of 10:40:47. Karen was in the 40-44 age-group.
The finish time posted by Juan Arrasate was also very special. Juan posted a time of 11:52. He was in the 60-64 age-category and gives us all hope that we can stay fit and be active well into our senior years.
Some 1,400 age-group athletes started the inaugural Ironman Los Cabos and 47 countries were represented.
It will be an exciting time for 50 of the top age-group triathletes as they will have an opportunity to compete in the Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii on October 12, 2013.
For a look at the top finishers in all the age-groups as they become available, visit IronStruck.com.