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**ALL ROUND PICTURES FROM SOLARPIX.COM**.**WORLDWIDE SYNDICATION RIGHTS**.leading triathletes from around the world descended on the island of Lanzarote for the 2009 Iron Man competition - widely regarded as the toughest contest of its kind in the world. With over 1300 triathletes (the largest field yet) battling it out for the top prize of $50,000 and a coveted slot in the Iron Man Grand Final. Which is staged every year in Hawaii...This endurance event includes a 3.8km swim, followed by a 180km cycle ride. Topped off with a full 42.2km marathon. Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain. 23 May 2009..This pic: Bella Bayliss..JOB REF: 9098 BFY        DATE: 23_05_2009.**MUST CREDIT SOLARPIX.COM OR DOUBLE FEE WILL BE CHARGED**.**ONLINE USAGE FEE GBP 50.00 PER PICTURE - NOTIFICATION OF USAGE TO PHOTO @ SOLARPIX.COM**.**CALL SOLARPIX : +34 952 811 768 or LOW RATE FROM UK 0844 617 7637**