Cyril Viennot and Caroline Steffen stepped out of 2016 VNG IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam as champions for male and female contest, respectively.

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On the men’s side, Cyril Viennot – a representative from France finished the contest in 3:54:09, followed by Tim Van Berkel from Australia (3:55:08) and Luke McKenzie also from Australia (3:59:18). On the woman’s side, Caroline Steffen – a representative from Swiss, secured first place with a total time of 4:12:18, beating Czech Republic’s Radka Vodickova (4:15:46) and Aussie Liz Blatchford (4:19:46).

There are over 1,000 local and foreign participants coming from 60 countries who competed on this extreme contest. Along with them are more than 20 world-class professional contestants.

Danang, Vietnam’s third-largest city and one of the most beautiful coastal cities, is proud to be the host to the VNG IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam. With over 30km-long white sand beach, Danang is covered by three widely famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Hoi An Ancient Town, My Son Ruins and Hue – The Imperial City. Danang has emerged to be the most ideal and bucket-list destination for travelers around the world for its collection of cuisine, beautiful beaches, cultural attractions, golf courses, award-winning resorts.

Below are the most beautiful pictures of this amazing contest.

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IRONMAN 70.3 is not only a sport spectacular, but also an add-on to the beach activities of this wonderful coastal city.

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IRONMAN 70.3 is one of the top 10 most extreme triathlons

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The first challenge is the 1,9km-swimming, where the contestants get their momentum for the harsh competition.

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Unfortunately, there are many contestants that can not physically complete their courses

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The IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam is also called “Half Ironman”, since it halves the total miles comparing to the orinal Ironman. This is also where the future contestants of IRONMAN test themselves before the next big thing.

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Biking may be the most strength-draining, since the contestants must bike several laps to reach the stipulated amount of miles

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At IRONMAN 70.3, the physical difference is obvious. There are some who already reached half of their final course of jogging while some still struggled to finished the biking content.

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The temperature ranges from 29-32 Celcius degree, causing not much difficulty for all contestants.

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Our “Ironmans” did not only receive cooling water from event organizers and supporters, but also from lovely citizens

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A foreigner expressed his happiness reaching the finish line, showing almost no exhaustion

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…and there are some who fell on their knees upon reaching finish line being worn-out.

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Contestants from Sri Lanka celebrates with their flags held high

Source: Zing News.

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