How many legs are in an Ironman triathlon?
An Ironman triathlon consists of three legs: swimming, cycling, and running. Each leg presents a unique challenge that tests the athletes’ physical and mental endurance. The total distance covered in an Ironman triathlon is a whopping 140.6 miles (or 226 kilometers). The swimming leg covers 2.4 miles (3.86 kilometers), the cycling leg covers 112 miles (180.25 kilometers), and the running leg covers a full marathon distance of 26.2 miles (42.2 kilometers). It’s a true test of strength, stamina, and perseverance.