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Stunning images from Norway: IRONMAN Haugesund

Seeking a new destination for your IRONMAN experience? The first IRONMAN Haugesund, Norway took place on Sunday - check out these fine images from José Luis Hourcade

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Check out the debut of IRONMAN Haugesund in pictures

Staring as an IRONMAN 70.3 race in 2012, the Norwegian city of Haugesund added its first full distance IRONMAN on Sunday.

A venue that has been consistently praised for its beauty, you can get a glimpse into why we have heard that feedback so consistently over the years, thanks to this image gallery from José Luis Hourcade (www.joseluishourcade.com).

IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund 2018 - Photo José Luis Hourcade
The race used a rolling start system

IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund 2018 - Photo José Luis Hourcade

IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund 2018 - Photo José Luis Hourcade
With a small lake, the Haugesund swim course is contained and very intricate

IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund 2018 - Photo José Luis Hourcade

IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund 2018 - Photo José Luis Hourcade
3.8km later…
IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund 2018 - Photo José Luis Hourcade
Some of the stunning roads of the bike course
IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund 2018 - Photo José Luis Hourcade
The hastag #ColdKona wasn’t really needed today
IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund 2018 - Photo José Luis Hourcade
Plenty of Norwegian flags identifying the nationality of this athlete
IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund 2018 - Photo José Luis Hourcade
Lots of coastal views on this ride
IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund 2018 - Photo José Luis Hourcade
Full marks for scenery in Haugesund

IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund 2018 - Photo José Luis Hourcade

IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund 2018 - Photo José Luis Hourcade
Juha-Matti Halonen (FIN) on the bike
IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund 2018 - Photo José Luis Hourcade
A young supporter out on the bike course
IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund 2018 - Photo José Luis Hourcade
The course is described as ‘rolling’

IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund 2018 - Photo José Luis Hourcade

IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund 2018 - Photo José Luis Hourcade

IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund 2018 - Photo José Luis Hourcade
Jimmy Karlsonn (SWE)
IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund 2018 - Photo José Luis Hourcade
If you have to graffiti, it may as well be good

IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund 2018 - Photo José Luis Hourcade

IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund 2018 - Photo José Luis Hourcade
Kaja Bergwitz-Larsen (NOR) would finish second overall and F25-29 winner
IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund 2018 - Photo José Luis Hourcade
Plenty of support from the locals
IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund 2018 - Photo José Luis Hourcade
Hans Kristian Tungesvik
IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund 2018 - Photo José Luis Hourcade
Men’s leader Lars Petter Stormo was strong on the run
IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund 2018 - Photo José Luis Hourcade
Hans Kristian Tungesvik (NOR) on the run course

IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund 2018 - Photo José Luis Hourcade

IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund 2018 - Photo José Luis Hourcade
The run is a four loop course based on the harbour front
IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund 2018 - Photo José Luis Hourcade
You don’t have to be a super hero to race an IRONMAN. But it helps…
IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund 2018 - Photo José Luis Hourcade
Melanie Baumann (SUI) has the lead bike for company
IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund 2018 - Photo José Luis Hourcade
Twice champion at the Norseman Xtreme Triathlon, Lars Petter Stormo (8:48:41) won again on home soil
IRONMAN 70.3 Haugesund 2018 - Photo José Luis Hourcade
Melanie Baumann (SUI) was the overall women’s champion in 10:18:43
John Levison
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John Levison
TRI247's Chief Correspondent, John has been involved in triathlon for well over 30 years, 15 of those writing on these pages, whilst he can also be found commentating for events across the UK.

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