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Images from 2019 Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship Texas

One of more than 40 events in the global IRONMAN Series, the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship Texas triathlon led athletes along a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run throughout The Woodlands and its surrounding areas.

Taking place on Saturday, April 27, Patrik Nilsson (SWE) and four-time IRONMAN World Champion Daniela Ryf (CHE) battled their way onto the podium with early-season victories in the Lone Star state.

 

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – APRIL 27: Pro Athletes enter the water before The Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship Texas on April 27, 2019 in The Woodlands, Texas. The Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship Texas returned to the Lone Star state on April 27, 2019 when over 3,000 registered participants took part in a 140.6 mile race through The Woodlands and surrounding scenic areas of Montgomery and Harris Counties. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

 
THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – APRIL 27: An athlete competes in the run portion of The Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship Texas on April 27, 2019 in The Woodlands, Texas. The Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship Texas returned to the Lone Star state on April 27, 2019 when over 3,000 registered participants took part in a 140.6 mile race through The Woodlands and surrounding scenic areas of Montgomery and Harris Counties. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

 
THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – APRIL 27: Daniela Ryf of Switzerland celebrates after winning The Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship Texas on April 27, 2019 in The Woodlands, Texas. The Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship Texas returned to the Lone Star state on April 27, 2019 when over 3,000 registered participants took part in a 140.6 mile race through The Woodlands and surrounding scenic areas of Montgomery and Harris Counties. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

 
THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – APRIL 27: An athlete competes in the run portion of The Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship Texas on April 27, 2019 in The Woodlands, Texas. The Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship Texas returned to the Lone Star state on April 27, 2019 when over 3,000 registered participants took part in a 140.6 mile race through The Woodlands and surrounding scenic areas of Montgomery and Harris Counties. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

 
THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – APRIL 27: An athlete competes in the bike portion of The Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship Texas on April 27, 2019 in The Woodlands, Texas. The Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship Texas returned to the Lone Star state on April 27, 2019 when over 3,000 registered participants took part in a 140.6 mile race through The Woodlands and surrounding scenic areas of Montgomery and Harris Counties. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

 
THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – APRIL 27: Fernando Ortiz Rubio of Mexico cools off during the run portion of The Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship Texas on April 27, 2019 in The Woodlands, Texas. The Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship Texas returned to the Lone Star state on April 27, 2019 when over 3,000 registered participants took part in a 140.6 mile race through The Woodlands and surrounding scenic areas of Montgomery and Harris Counties. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

 
THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – APRIL 27: Athletes compete in the bike portion of The Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship Texas on April 27, 2019 in The Woodlands, Texas. The Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship Texas returned to the Lone Star state on April 27, 2019 when over 3,000 registered participants took part in a 140.6 mile race through The Woodlands and surrounding scenic areas of Montgomery and Harris Counties. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

 
THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – APRIL 27: An athlete reacts at the finish line during the final hour of The Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship Texas on April 27, 2019 in The Woodlands, Texas. The Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship Texas returned to the Lone Star state on April 27, 2019 when over 3,000 registered participants took part in a 140.6 mile race through The Woodlands and surrounding scenic areas of Montgomery and Harris Counties. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

 
THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – APRIL 27: Allaine Abellana of the United States crosses the finish line during the final hour of The Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship Texas on April 27, 2019 in The Woodlands, Texas. The Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship Texas returned to the Lone Star state on April 27, 2019 when over 3,000 registered participants took part in a 140.6 mile race through The Woodlands and surrounding scenic areas of Montgomery and Harris Counties. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

 
THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – APRIL 27: Athles during the final hour of The Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship Texas on April 27, 2019 in The Woodlands, Texas. The Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship Texas returned to the Lone Star state on April 27, 2019 when over 3,000 registered participants took part in a 140.6 mile race through The Woodlands and surrounding scenic areas of Montgomery and Harris Counties. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

 
THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS – APRIL 27: An athlete crosses the finish line during the final hour of The Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship Texas on April 27, 2019 in The Woodlands, Texas. The Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship Texas returned to the Lone Star state on April 27, 2019 when over 3,000 registered participants took part in a 140.6 mile race through The Woodlands and surrounding scenic areas of Montgomery and Harris Counties. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

 

The swim took place in Lake Woodlands, while the one-loop bike course took participants through Montgomery and Harris Counties. Greeted by the supporting crowd, athletes then undertook the triple-loop run entirely within The Woodlands that concluded with a finish on Waterway Ave.

The event offered a total professional prize purse of US$150,000 and 80 coveted age group qualifying slots to the 2019 IRONMAN World Championship, taking place on October 12 in Kailua Kona, Hawai`i.

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