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Quiz: Can you guess which of these celebrities have completed a triathlon?

We test your knowledge on the well-known personalities who have pushed themselves to the limit.

IMG_0562 The swim start at the BMW Triathlon National Series event in Dunmore East, Waterford.

SOME OF THE world’s toughest triathletes are set to descend upon the idyllic seaside town of Dun Laoghaire on Sunday, 19 August.

Ironman returns to Ireland this weekend, when competitors will test their endurance levels — starting at Sandycove with a 1.2-mile (1.9km) swim, before they take a 56-mile (90km) bike ride up into the Wicklow Mountains National Park and finish by running 13.1-mile (21.1km) along Dun Laoghaire harbour.

It’s an incredible feat for all those who make it across that finish line, but it’s not just super-fit athletes that partake in this sport, several household names have completed triathlons too.

Take our quiz and see if you can guess who below…

As sponsors of Triathlon Ireland, BMW want to give you the chance to win a wetsuit and some BMW triathlon gear (worth €500) to get you on the road to doing a triathlon.

Just email competitions@the42.ie with your name and phone number to enter.

Which Irish politician completed the Dublin City Triathlon last year?
Simon Harris
Mick Wallace

Simon Coveney
Leo Varadkar
This celebrity chef took part in the London Triathlon in 2018.
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Gordon Ramsay
Jamie Oliver

Marco Pierre White
Gino D'Acampo
Which of these Irish men has regularly participated in triathlons?
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Bressie
Cillian Murphy

Niall Horan
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Domhnall Gleeson
This Formula One driver was disqualified from a triathlon for speeding on his bike.
Lewis Hamilton
Jenson Button

Sebastian Vettel
Fernando Alonso
This high-profile Irish model vastly improved her swimming to complete a triathlon.
Holly Carpenter
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Rosanna Davidson

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Roz Purcell
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Nadia Forde
In 2011, the funny man was a finisher in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon.
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John Bishop
Eddie Izzard

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Jimmy Carr
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Ricky Gervais
This pop queen took part in a triathlon in 2009.
Rihanna
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Beyonce

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Lady Gaga
Jennifer Lopez
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
The Ironman
First over the line, what a warrior. Maybe you should try Ironman 70.3 Dun Laoghaire!
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The triathlete
Excellent effort, the training has clearly paid off. A little more and you'll be ready for Ironman 70.3 Dun Laoghaire.
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The casual athlete
A decent showing, but improvements can be made. Head down to Ironman 70.3 Dun Laoghaire to get some pointers.
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The novice
Poor attempt, should be doing much better. You can start by going to watch Ironman 70.3 Dun Laoghaire.
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BMW are proud sponsors of Triathlon Ireland. If you are interested in finding out more about doing a triathlon, visit triathlonireland.com

BMW also want to give you the chance to win a wetsuit and some BMW Triathlon gear (worth €500). Just email competitions@the42.ie with your name and phone number. Winners will be selected randomly, click here for terms & conditions

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