BRANSON, Mo. — For some, Sunday afternoon was spent on the couch watching football. But for the over-achievers in our area, it was all about swimming, biking and running.
Roughly 1,500 athletes turned out in Branson for the first ever K-Swiss Ironman 70.3, as in a 70.3 mile race.
Ages 17 to 72 started the event swimming just over a mile in Table Rock Lake, then cycled 56-miles before running a little over 13.
The world-wide tour was very pleased with its first race held in Branson.
"With all the amenities and the production, then with Table Rock Lake and the highroad, this is one of the best terrains in the world," K-Swiss Ironman 70.3 Branson race director, Ryan Robinson said.
The 25-pro athletes running in the race were competing for a purse of $25,000 and this was a qualifier for the world championship ironman race.