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Sunday 4th September 2011 was the first North Devon Triathlon and was held at Ilfracombe. It was the first Triathlon coverd by DN7.com Tony attended and covered the mornings events. A total of 250 athletes took part in the gruelling event that included 400m sea swim 

Athletes emerge from the sea swim

They then cycled a 22km course up and down the steap hills surrounding Ilfracombe. Anyone who has visited this area will remember the severity of the hills and may well realise the hard work put in by these athletes. 

cyclist taking part in triathlon

On to a 5km run around the town of Ilfracombe and back around the working harbour up to the finish line and applause from the undreds of public who turned up to watch and support.

runner completing the ilfracombe triathlon

By the end of the event i was worn out from moving to different parts of the course to get the best pictures of the athlete, so god only knows how these people do this for fun

If you would like pictures taken at your event contact Tony at DN7.com

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