August 2nd, 2015, brought in the second edition of the Ironman Boulder triathlon in Boulder, Colorado. The event hosts nearly 3,000 triathletes over a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride followed by a marathon, a 26.2 mile run.
Many local athletes and athletes from around the United States and some from outside the US flocked to Boulder to race in the pinnacle distance event in the playground of the professionals of the sport. The day proved to be a challenge with a wetsuit optional swim, altitude, wind and rising temperatures in the afternoon. That’s all in addition to the sheer magnitude of tackling a 140.6 mile triathlon.
Your Endurance Sports Examiner was one of the lucky to race and complete the 2015 Ironman Boulder triathlon. From our experience comes our take on the management of the event and review of the course. Read on for the 2015 Ironman Boulder triathlon race review.