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Ironman Wales Live Stream Pembrokeshire Triathlon Online Webcast

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The Ironman Wales is a triathlon -sport event on the Ironman distance (3.86 km swim, 180.2 km cycling and 42.195 km running) in Wales Pembrokeshire in the UK. Ironman Wales is part of the Ironman World Series of World Triathlon Corporation . It was held for the first time on 11 September 2011 and nearly 1,300 athletes competed at the start. As the race took place in September and was thus held after the registration deadline for the Ironman Hawaii 2011, the qualification is for a spot in the World Championship in Hawaii for the year .  A total 50 slots (starting spots for Hawaii) were awarded in the various classes.

The swim course takes place in Carmarthen Bay on the beach of the city of Tenby. The athletes swim two laps of a 1.9-kilometer circuit with ashore after the first round.  The bike goes on a tour of the Pembrokeshire and ends back at their starting point.  From there, the marathon is over four rounds on a 10.5 -kilometer course through the town of Tenby and the northern region.

Pembrokeshire is a county in the south west of Wales. It borders Carmarthenshire to the east and Ceredigion to the north east. The county town is Haverfordwest where Pembrokeshire County Council is headquartered. The county is home to Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the only coastal national park of its kind in the United Kingdom and one of three national parks in Wales, the others being Snowdonia and Brecon Beacons national parks. Over the years Pembrokeshire's beaches have been awarded 41 Blue Flag Awards (13 in 2011), 47 Green Coast Awards (15 in 2011) and 106 Seaside Awards (31 in 2011. In 2011 it also had 39 beaches recommended by the Marine Conservation Society.

Pembrokeshire is a maritime county, bordered by the sea on three sides, by Ceredigion to the north east and by Carmarthenshire to the east. The local economy relies heavily on tourism but agriculture is still important. Since the 1950s, Petrochemical and liquid natural gas industries have developed along the Milford Haven Waterway. Large bays are Newport Bay, Fishguard Bay, St Bride's Bay and a portion of Carmarthen Bay. There are several small islands off the Pembrokeshire coast, the largest of which are Ramsey Island, Grassholm Island, Skomer Island and Caldey Island.

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