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Business of Sport: Dublin goes the distance to win ironman event

Two major ironman competitions will be held in Dublin in the next two years, boosting the already popular sport of triathlon, writes Cian Murtagh.

3rd August, 2014
Dublin has won the rights to stage two Ironman events over the next couple of years. Picture: Triathlon Ireland

Fancy battling through ice-cold waves in Dublin Bay for 3.8 kilometres? How about a 180 kilometre spin on a bike through the Wicklow Mountains? Or what about finishing it all off by running a full marathon? Sound like fun?

It may not be to everyone's taste, but the recent announcement that Dublin will stage two Ironman events over the next two years marks the latest evolution for triathlon in Ireland, which has been one of the great...

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