Panama City Beach, FL- The first Saturday in November means it's time for Panama City Beach to host more than two thousand Ironman hopefuls. The Boardwalk Beach Resort is playing host to the 12th annual Ford Ironman Florida race Saturday. The race is a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike and a full marathon, with the Boardwalk serving as the start and finish lines. Racers from all over the world have registered for the race, which had been sold out for months. It's easily one of the most popular events on the Ironman circuit.
"We have over 2500 athletes representing 45 countries and 47 states." Ironman Florida Race Director Ben Rausa said. "Our youngest athlete is 18 and our oldest is 81. It's an enormous success, after weather has cleared up and we've got our athletes in. We've got over 1,000, or 1,200 already registered and we're going to register the rest today."
Below are the links to full descriptions of the swim, bike and run courses for Saturday's Ironman.