See some of the stunning images from today's Ironman 70.3 race
American athlete Ben Collins was the first man to cross the line in this morning's Ironman 70.3 in Dublin, claiming victory in a little over four hours.
Over 2,000 athletes took to the streets of Dublin city and pushed their bodies to the limits in the second event of it's kind to visit Ireland.
We spoke to managing director of the event earlier this month (which you can read here) and the popularity of the event which was evident through the huge numbers involved today.
Swimmers preparing to get into the water
Competitors enter Scotmans Bay in Dun Laoghaire
Swimmers begin the event
Ben Collins on his way to winning Ironman 70.3
Athletes pass the Guinness Breweries
Competitors make their way up the North Quay
Ben Collins claims victory in just over four hours
Collins holds up the event tape after today's race
He also enjoyed a well-earned brewski
Images courtesy of: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne