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The 2019 IRONMAN Florida triathlon saw nearly 2,500 athletes representing all 50 US states and 64 countries, regions and territories start the race on Saturday, November 2.

The 2019 edition marked the event’s return to Panama City Beach after the effects of Hurricane Michael forced the relocation of the event to Haines City, Florida, in 2018.

 

IRONMAN and local city officials announced that Visit Panama City Beach will serve as the new title sponsor of the IRONMAN Florida and IRONMAN 70.3 Gulf Coast triathlons. (Photo Credit: Deuce Bradshaw for IRONMAN)

 
IRONMAN Foundation, in partnership with HOKA ONE ONE and the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, handed out US$150,000 in grant funding to nonprofit initiatives throughout the Panama City region. (Photo Credit: Deuce Bradshaw for IRONMAN)

 
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 02: Athletes compete in the swim leg at IRONMAN Florida on November 02, 2019 in Panama City, Florida. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

 
RIPPLES IN THE GULF: An athlete comes up for air mid-stroke while taking on the 2.4-mile ROKA swim course at the IRONMAN Florida triathlon on Nov. 2, in Panama City Beach, Fla. (Photo Credit: Deuce Bradshaw for IRONMAN)

 
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 02: Athletes compete in the bike leg at IRONMAN Florida on November 02, 2019 in Panama City, Florida. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

 
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 02: Athletes compete in the bike leg at IRONMAN Florida on November 02, 2019 in Panama City, Florida. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

 
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 02: Andreas Schmidt competes in the bike leg at IRONMAN Florida on November 02, 2019 in Panama City, Florida. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

 
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 02: Athletes compete in the run leg at IRONMAN Florida on November 02, 2019 in Panama City, Florida. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

 
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 02: Athletes compete in the run leg at IRONMAN Florida on November 02, 2019 in Panama City, Florida. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

 
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 02: Joe Skipper of England celebrates his first place finish at IRONMAN Florida on November 02, 2019 in Panama City, Florida. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

 
PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 02: (L-R) Ben Hoffman, second place, Joe Skipper, first place and Andrew Starykowicz, third place celebrate their podium finish at IRONMAN Florida on November 02, 2019 in Panama City, Florida. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

 
On Sunday, Nov. 3, in partnership with All Hands and Hearts, Team Rubicon, and ToolBank USA, the IRONMAN Foundation hosted a service project to revitalize areas affected by Hurricane Michael. (Photo Credit IRONMAN & Deuce Bradshaw for IRONMAN)

 
IRONMAN athletes, staff, and partners volunteered their time to assist with placing the final touches on four homes that have been rebuilt after being damaged by Hurricane Michael. IRONMAN Florida second place finisher and Team IMF athlete Ben Hoffman was among those to come out and volunteer at the event. (Photo Credit IRONMAN & Deuce Bradshaw for IRONMAN)

 

One of more than 40 events in the global IRONMAN Series, the 2019 IRONMAN Florida led athletes along a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run throughout scenic Bay County and its surrounding areas.

The swim took place in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, while the one-lap bike course wound through the scenic flat surfaces of Bay County. The two-loop out and back run course took athletes along the shoreline and up to St Andrews State Park. Following the final turnaround, athletes finished up where their journey began at the boardwalk beach resort.

The event offered 40 coveted age-group qualifying slots to the 2020 IRONMAN World Championship, taking place in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i.

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