When you think about endurance events, what comes to mind first? Perhaps the most iconic such event is the IRONMAN® Triathlon. It’s an amazing event, and anyone who pushes their way through all three parts deserves to be celebrated as a hero.
Attending an IRONMAN® event is also a common goal for athletes – training alone is incredibly intense.
We’re very proud to have partnered with Big Island Jewelers of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, to offer their licensed line of official IRONMAN® jewelry. The jewelry includes the popular “M-Dot” pendants and charms, available in both sterling silver and 14-karat gold. Big Island Jewelers, Ltd. has been the official jeweler of IRONMAN® triathlon since 1996.
A Little History Lesson
Technically, the IRONMAN® series takes place all around the world, although the original event and the championships are held each year in Hawaii.
The IRONMAN® Triathlon championship has been held every year since 1978 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. It’s a 17-hour event that combines three separate components. Comprised of a 112-mile bicycle ride, a 2.4-mile swim and a 26.2-mile run, the triathlon is a grueling exercise in endurance and sheer tenacity.
The IRONMAN® series itself spans the entire globe. What started as a relatively small event has evolved into a global, ongoing series of triathlons, all of which lead up to the official IRONMAN®World Championships. Triathlon “qualifiers” are held in Australia, Canada, 9 locations in Europe, Mexico, 10 locations in the United States, Brazil, New Zealand and South Africa.
The Half Ironman
The full IRONMAN® event is a massive undertaking, and most racers compete simply to finish the event rather than in an attempt to qualify for the championships in Hawaii. The half Ironman, or IRONMAN 70.3®, was devised as a shorter alternative to the full triathlon.
The 70.3 event is held in several different locations around the world, and has its own world championships held each year in Henderson, Nevada (just outside the city of Las Vegas). The 70.3 includes a 13.1-mile run, a 1.2-mile swim and a 56-mile bicycle ride.
Goal Setting and Encouragement
Here at Inspired Endurance, we’ve made it our mission to bring you the highest quality fitness-inspired jewelry. We offer running jewelry, walking jewelry and race-specific jewelry as well. We’re proud to announce the addition of licensed IRONMAN® pendants to our broad selection of high quality pendants, rings, beads and bracelets.
We now offer several different designs of IRONMAN® jewelry, including the solid “M-Dot”, the outlined “M-Dot” and the vertical bar IRONMAN® pendant. These are all available in either sterling silver or 14-karat gold. For those who want the encouragement offered by this line of jewelry but not the price of gold or silver, pewter options can make excellent choices. We offer a pewter “M-Dot” on a red enamel background, a cutout full IRONMAN® pendant, and a half IRONMAN 70.3® pendant.
Each of these stunning pendants offers amazing elegance, but the true beauty is in the inspiration, confidence and encouragement they provide to athletes everywhere. Whether you’re preparing for a 70.3, training for a full triathlon, or commemorating past success, IRONMAN® licensed pendants are the ideal choice.