Ironman Florida Triathlon this weekend in Panama City Beach
Ironman Florida is one of my favorite events to watch in our area. This event draws 2,500 athletes from all over the world to compete in a grueling 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run. We have a number of local athletes and friends that will be competing at this years event.
Most local residents and visitors only know of our area for its beaches and fishing, but we are one of the top destinations in the World for endurance sporting events. The Emerald Coast host thousands of endurance athletes from all over the world to compete in 5Ks, half marathons, marathons, and triathlons. We have some of the best weather in the country and certainly some of the most scenic and amazing terrain to host events like Ironman Florida.
Team Baranowski will be out on course cheering on the athletes and our friends and volunteering at the event. If you have not seen an Ironman Triathlon it is a MUST see. Seeing 2,500 athletes start the swim in the Gulf of Mexico at sunrise is a breathtaking site.
If you wold like to see the event the start and finish area will be at the Boardwalk Beach Resort on South Thomas Drive. Competitors will be riding north into Bay County back roads and running the marathon along front beach road.
More details can be found at Ford Ironman Florida.