2012 Photo Contest, Sports, Singles, 1st prize

Ironman World Championships

Photographer

Donald Miralle, Jr.

for <em>Lava</em> magazine

09 October, 2011

Competitors swim over a school of fish at the start of the mass swim, part of the Ironman World Championship.

About

Donald Miralle, Jr.

After completing his Bachelor's degree in fine arts at UCLA and working as a photo assistant in Los Angeles, Donald Miralle landed an entry-level job with Allsport Photography. H...

Background story

Kailua Bay, Kona, Hawaii

Competitors swim over a school of fish at the start of the mass swim, part of the Ironman World Championship, at Kailua Bay in Kona, Hawaii. Nearly 2,000 athletes participate in the contest, a grueling annual triathlon comprising a 3.86 km swim, a 180.25 km bicycle race, and a 42.195 km marathon, with a strict 17-hour time limit.

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/1000s
Focal length
15 mm
F-Stop
f/5.0
Camera
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II

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