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[VIDEO NEWS] Gurye County will host the Ironman triathlon

Aug 30,2018
1) Ironman Gurye Korea: The biggest triathlon in Korea.

2) Ironman Korea, the biggest triathlon in Korea, will be held in Gurye County, South Jeolla, on Sept. 9.

3) A triathlon is a multisport race which incorporates three sequential sports – most commonly swimming, cycling and running.

4) This Ironman, the third of its kind in Korea, will have 1534 people from 36 countries testing their limits.

5) The top 30 contestants will be given a chance to participate in the 2019 Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

6) In this competition, contestants will swim for 3.8 kilometers (2.3 miles), cycle for 180 kilometers and run for 42.2 kilometers, covering an estimated total of 226 kilometers in 17 hours.

7) The Ironkids and Iron Girl Gurye competitions, both planned to be held a day before the Ironman, are also getting more attention.

8) In the Ironkids competition, contestants will be divided according to their age and will swim for 50 meters and run for 1.2 kilometers.

Video sourced from JoongAng Ilbo
Video produced by Hwang Su-bin
Translated by Chung Yu-soo
Edited by Hoyeon Yoo