The Iron Man is an inaugural and world famous endurance triathlon that has only recently started to be held in Tenby, Wales. Popular with tourists and visitors alike, with thousands of spectators flocking to view the event and cheer on the competitors, as well as attracting athletes from over 43 different countries, this gruelling event is an annual highlight in the calendar of outdoor events in Wales. Consisting of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run, the triathlon poses a fair challenge to its entrants and passes through the waters of Carmarthen Bay, the countryside of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park as well as taking in a number of historical castles and iconic Welsh landmarks. This world famous event is proud to be holding one of its triathlons in Wales and it is hard to see why not when considering the landmarks and landscapes it takes in!