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LATEST: French athlete Denis Chevrot wins Dublin’s inaugural Ironman 70.3 triathlon

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
The Ironman!
The Ironman!

With a time of 4.01.35, French athlete Denis Chevrot has won Dublin’s inaugural Ironman 70.3 triathlon .

UK sportswoman Susie Cheethman was the first woman to cross the finish line with a time of 4.27.09.

Competitors from all across the world took part in the  first ever Ironman race today.

The 2,500 athletes swam, cycled and ran the course that started in Dun Laoghaire and finished in the Phoenix Park.

Thousands of people  lined out along the route to cheer on the athletes.

The swim took place in Scotsman’s Bay, Dun Laoghaire.

The bike course was a 100km loop from Dun Laoghaire, through the city centre and Pheonix Park taking in Dunboyne, Kilcock and Maynooth.

The cyclists then returned to the Pheonix Park where the run took place.

All bridges  over the Liffey have reopened.