Top swim images from 2023 Vinfast IRONMAN WC

THROUGH THE LENS: TOP SWIM IMAGES FROM THE 2023 VINFAST IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN NICE, FRANCE

NICE, France (Sept. 10, 2023) – Nice, France took center stage today, welcoming over 2,200 registered athletes to participate in the men’s edition of the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN® World Championship triathlon. For the first time in the event’s 40-plus year history, the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship triathlon will take place in two locations, with the men’s field racing first on the Côte d’Azur. 

The 2023 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship in Nice kicked off with the 2.4-mile (3.8km) ROKA Swim Course, which took place in the blue Mediterranean waters of Baie des Anges (‘Bay of Angels’).

TAKING IT ALL IN: Transition area for athletes opened at 5:00 a.m. CEST to allow them to make final preperation on their bikes before they start the VinFast IRONMAN World Championship in Nice, France. This athlete takes a moment to watch the sun rise before starting their day (Photo Credit: Sylvain Thomas, AFP for IRONMAN)
HISTORY IN THE MAKING: The professional men kick off the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship. Nice, France becomes the first ever dual host of the pinnacle event in triathlon (Photo Credit: Bartlomiej Zborowski, Active Images for IRONMAN)
TESTING THE WATERS: Athletes finish their last-minute preparations with a dip in the waters of Nice’s ‘Baie des Anges’ or ‘Bay of Angels’ before undertaking the 2.4-mile ROKA Swim Course at the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship triathlon. (Photo by: Donald Miralle for IRONMAN)
UNDERWATER SPECTATORS: A jellyfish swims in the view of the competitors taking on the 2.4-mile ROKA Swim Course at the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship triathlon (Photo by: Donald Mirale for IRONMAN)
SMILES ON BAIE DES ANGES: Age-grouper’s prepare to start their swim-bike-run adventure on Nice’s ‘Baie des Anges’ or ‘Bay of Angels’. Beginning with the Mediterranean Sea swim, athletes entered transition from the Promenade des Anglais and followed a double rectangular out and back course in the water, before embarking on the bike course. (Photo Credit: Sylvain Thomas, AFP for IRONMAN)
BELLE MATINÉE: Over 2,200 registered athletes start their VinFast IRONMAN World Championship triathlon journey with the ROKA 3.8km (2.4-mile) swim in the Mediterranean Sea. Water temperatures were a comfortable 24.8°C/ 76.6°F (Photo Credit: Sylvain Thomas, AFP for IRONMAN)
MEDITERRANEAN SUNRISE: Athletes take off, swimming into the rising sun above the Mediterranean Sea during the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN World Champion in Nice, France (Photo by: Bartlomiej Zborowski/Activ’Images)
DIFFERENT STROKES: An athlete (Sam Laidlow) powers through the early stages of the ROKA 2.4-mile  Swim Course in the stunning Mediterranean Sea during the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN World Champion in Nice, France (Photo by: Bartlomiej Zborowski/Activ’Images)
ROCK ‘N’ ROLL: Athletes step on the pebbles beneath the water of Nice’s ‘Baie des Anges’ while beginning their journey on the 2.4-mile ROKA Swim Course at the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship triathlon. (Photo by: Donald Miralle for IRONMAN)
FISHING FOR COMPLIMENTS: A view from beneath as athletes pass the first turn bouy on the 2.4-mile ROKA Swim Course at the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship triathlon. (Photo by: Donald Miralle for IRONMAN)

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