Imagine a version of this routine.

Monday. 10 kilometer run.

Tuesday. 1 kilometer swim.

Wednesday. Rest.

Thursday. 40 kilometer bike.

Friday. Rest.

Saturday. 21 kilometer run and 40 kilometer bike.

Sunday. Rest.

Rinse and repeat.

All this training to finish a grueling 1.9km swim, 90km bike and 21km run.

If you ask any one of the finishers, they’ll tell you it was well worth it.

In short, here’s what happened in the 2014 Cobra Ironman 70.3: 

– Brent McMahon won the whole thing.

There were a few accidents, but, thankfully, all minor.

There was a wedding proposal in the finish line – romantic!

For good measure, here ‘s an aerial video of the swimmers.

You can even read about our previous posts about the Cobra Ironman event.

This year, we’re going to show you a glimpse of what it was like to be there. It won’t be the same as actually doing the whole thing. You won’t be able to feel the kicking and pulling of the swimmers in the water, the headwind making the bike a grind or the heat raining down on the runners.

But at this point, this is as close as you’ll get… at least till the next Ironman.

Here are the photo from the 2014 Cobra Ironman 70.3:

PS – Many thanks to James Go for the pictures and the captions! Follow him on Instagram at @jameslgo for more photo goodness.

 

gun start jitters, wait till you get kicked in the face and realize that this is as real as it gets!

Some get the gun start jitters. That’s nothing. Wait till you get kicked in the face and realize that this is as real as it gets!

and the next wave is off...

and they’re off!

is triathlon for everyone? what's your excuse?

Who said the triathlon isn’t for everyone? What’s your excuse?

and they're in the water, Girl Power!

It’s the ladies turn to swim. There they go! Girl Power!

marshalls guiding the swimmers and keeping them safe through out the race swim course.

These are the marshalls guiding the swimmers and keeping them safe in the water.

marshalls guiding the swimmers out of the water in this slippery exit.

Marshalls guiding the swimmers out of the water in this slippery exit.

you should see how this scene unfolds underwater

You should see how this scene unfolds underwater.

fans, supporters, and even team mates for the relay wait at the transition area.

Fans, supporters and even teammates wait at the transition area.

keeping yourself hydrated is critical but dousing yourself with water is also very helpful when you start running your 21k, right at about noon time.

Not only is keeping yourself hydrated critical, but also dousing yourself with water is very helpful. A great time to do this would be when you start running your 21k or at about noon time.

hydrate and stick to your nutrition plan. a banana will keep your energy level up.

Hydrate and stick to your nutrition plan. A banana will keep your energy level up.

your sponsor right? hehe

Also make sure to pose for your sponsor! Hehe

sunblock! need we explain?

Sunblock! Need we explain?

these triathletes rely on their gadgets for pace, time, heart rate ,and distance they have covered.

Plenty of triathletes rely on their gadgets for pace, time, heart rate ,and distance.

gretchen fullido part of a relay team

Say hi to Gretchen Fullido!

dyan castillejo did the swim part and was on team pangilinan.

Dyan Castillejo did the swim part and was on team Pangilinan.

 

make sure you don't forget anything before starting your 21k run.

Make sure you don’t forget anything before starting your 21k run.

 

As mentioned before, you got to cool off!

As mentioned before, you got to cool off!

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David of David Salon – no stranger to the triathlon scene in the Philippines.

when you finish a grueling race such as the Cobra Ironman 70.3, you cry and smile at the same time. it's the best feeling in the world.

When you finish a grueling race such as the Cobra Ironman 70.3, you cry and smile at the same time. It’s the best feeling in the world.

selfie finish!

Selfie finish!

 this guy crashed on the bike course and suffered cramps on both legs on the run. his smile doesn't begin to describe the overwhelming feeling of making it through to the finish line.

This guy crashed on the bike course and suffered cramps on both legs while on the run. His smile doesn’t begin to describe the overwhelming feeling of making it through the finish line.

congrats sir, limping away from the finish line, and tomorrow when they do ask? tell them vividly your Cobra Ironman story. And limp with Pride!

Many were limping to the finish line. When tomorrow comes and people ask about Cobra Ironman 2014, they’ll have one of the best stories to tell. Limp with Pride!

there's nothing like that feeling when you cross the finish line.

there’s nothing like that feeling when you cross the finish line.

We pack our things, go home, take a short rest, and start training for the next race all over again..

We pack our things, go home, take a short rest, and start training for the next race all over again..

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