The IRONMAN is about limits. Reaching them, exploring them, exceeding what you thought yours were, or perhaps coming to the conclusion that there aren't any. Through your journey you will discover that there are really only two types of people: those who say "I can't" and those who say "I CAN!" They are both right. What began over 31 years ago is now the world's most recognized endurance event and the global benchmark for testing one's personal limits - SWIM 2.4 miles, BIKE 112 miles, RUN 26.2 miles (totaling 140.6 miles) - then brag for the rest of your life. By any measure, the IRONMAN presents the ultimate test of body, mind and spirit for professional and amateur athletes. It centers on the dedication, courage and perseverance exhibited by athletes who demonstrate the IRONMAN mantra that "ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE."