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Ironman Wales 2013

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Running past FBM's office in Tenby

FBM Holidays are proud to announce that we are now IRONMAN Wales Official Accommodation providers. With over 100 properties in Tenby alone, IRONMAN Wales competitors can be assured of locating the property that matches their needs of quality, comfort and high standards together with close proximity to the IRONMAN Wales course. On Sunday, September 8, 2013, Ironman Wales took place in the county of Pembrokeshire in the South West of Wales with 50 qualifying slots allocated for the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii 2014!

Ironman Swim on North Beach Tenby

Located on Wales’ South West coast, Pembrokeshire is known for its breathtaking landscape of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, featuring miles of sandy beaches and a spectacular coastline.

The first athlete home out of a 1,482 field in the 2013 Ironman Wales crossed the finishing line to a hero's welcome from crowds in Tenby.

Scotsman, Scott Neyedli came out of retirement to take on the gruelling course, and ran out winner in a time of nine hours, nine minutes and ten seconds following a 2.5 mile swim, a 112-mile cycle and a fulll marathon. Polish Olympian Marek Jaskolka, making his Ironman debut, was nine minutes behind in second place.

Scott Neyedli - winner Ironman Wales 2013

There was a delighted dance on the red carpet on Tenby’s Esplanade from the first lady home - Lucy Gossage, who was repeating her Ironman UK success. She finished a clear 25 minutes ahead of last year’s victor, Regula Rohrbach of Switzerland.

Lucy Gossage - first woman home in Ironman Wales 2013

Billy Connor, FBM Holidays own Ironman, finished in a great time of 13 hours 36 mins, this was despite cycling and running with a piece of glass in his foot picked up in the transition from the swimming to the cycling. Well done Billy and to all the competitors. A big thank you must go to everyone who contribute in all ways to make the Pembrokeshire Ironman the best in the world.

FBM Holidays -Billy Connor

FBM Holidays have a wide selection of accommodation in and around the town of Tenby, ideal for IRONMAN  Wales.