Last Sunday Cozumel was the scene of the 2nd annual 70.3 MetLife Ironman.  The sold-out event, was attended by more than 1,500 athletes and their families cheering them on.  Although it began to rain mid-day, local crowds still turned out to cheer on the professionals as well as the amateurs, many of which actually hailed from the island.

In fact, two island residents, Rosy Zapata Vázquez and John Flynn, managed to secure spots in the World Ironman 70.3 which will take place in Quebec, Canada in September 2014.    The official top 5 professional athletes and their times can be found here.

Also of interest, Terenzo Bozzone, from New Zealand, took second place in the pro category, and wrote an interesting summary about the course, and what the day was like as a competitor. Local Cozumel blogger, Celia Maria Cherokee, wrote about what it’s like behind the scenes at the finish line.

Although the 2014 dates for the 70.3 Ironman have yet to be announced, Cozumel is already gearing up for the Ford Ironman Cozumel which takes place on December 1, 2013.

 

This story originally appeared in the weekly Cozumel 4 You NEWS – the island’s number one source of positive information about our island!  Be sure and subscribe to the weekly NEWS to find out all the island events!…

Laura Wilkinson

Author at Cozumel 4 You
An ex-Connecticut Yankee who has called Cozumel home for over 18 years, Laura ran away to the Caribbean years ago, bumped around the islands teaching SCUBA diving, lost some time in Jamaica, and finally stopped in Cozumel for a 2 week vacation that hasn’t ended yet. With a degree in Journalism from a fancy private college she convinced her parents to pay for, Laura writes, edits, and creates the weeklyCozumel 4 You news,social media, and promotional articles about the island, as well as moderates the Cozumel 4 You Facebook group, which currently has over 25,000 members. Her long suffering husband, Fabian, has long since resigned himself to having zero private life, as he’s been involved in her various schemes and plots since his arrival. Proud parents to a variety of rescue dogs and cats, Laura continues to be the bane of her traditional Mexican mother-in-law’s existence, as she muses her way through life in the Mexican Caribbean.
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Una ex yanqui de Connecticut quien llama hogar a Cozumel desde hace más de 15 años. Laura escapó al Caribe hace años, desplazándose de una isla a otra dando clases de BUCEO. Se dedicó a perder el tiempo en Jamaica y finalmente se detuvo en Cozumel para pasar unas vacaciones de 2 semanas que aún no terminan. Convenciendo a sus padres que pagaran una elegante universidad privada, obtuvo su título en Periodismo y Laura crea semanalmente Cozumel 4You, medios sociales y artículos promocionales sobre la Isla y también es moderadora en el grupo Cozumel 4 You en Facebook que actualmente cuenta con 25,000 miembros. Fabián, s umuy tolerante marido, desde hace mucho tiempo se resignó a no tener vida privada, pues se ha visto implicado en los diversos proyectos y planes que urde Laura. Son orgullosos padres de diversos perros y gatos rescatados. Mientras contempla su paso a través de la vida en el Caribe mexicano,Laura continúa siendo la pesadilla en la existencia de su muy tradicional suegra mexicana.

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